It's been so rainy, dreary, and cold in Paris. Thankfully these vibrant veggies vitalize my mind and body. Can you spot the kohlrabi? It's the round, stout bulb with the longs stems protruding out of it.
I tasted kohlrabi only a few years ago at a German friend's home. We got home from a very hot and exhausting day at the park with the kids full of dirt, hunger and thirst. She quickly dropped all her things, washed her hands and grabbed an odd-looking vegetable from her countertop that I had seen in markets before but never knew what to do with them, nor did I know what it was called. She simply used a sharp knife to cut away it's thick skin and then sliced a piece, sprinkled some salt on it and handed it over to me to eat. Wow, it was juicy and crisp!
Kohlrabi can be eaten raw or cooked. This was supposed to be a fritter dish that flopped "in the making of". It turned out to be more of an omelette instead. It's a mistake but a good one to be discovered!
Kolhrabi Nori Omelette
• 1 small kohlrabi, matchstick slices
• 1/2 cup shredded nori
• 1 egg
• 2 tablespoon panko
• pinch of salt
• pinch of white pepper
In a medium size mixing bowl, add your kohlrabi, egg, panko bread crumbs and the nori.
Sprinkle a touch of salt and white pepper and whisk to combine all ingredients.
Pour mixture into a skillet and cook until the egg turns golden brown.
Slide it onto a plate and serve.
I cut mine up into squares so that they were little bite size pieces. They are great as kids snacks and appetizers.