Kohlrabi Oven Fries with Carrot Ketchup
Uses from Broadwing Farm Share: Kohlrabi, Parsley, Carrots
Shopping List: Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Onion Powder, Granulated Garlic
Special Tools: Parchment Paper, very strong Blender or Food Processor
Ingredients1 bunch Kohlrabi | purple &/or white, greens removed**Canola, Olive, or Oil of choice |Salt & Pepper to taste¼ c chopped Parsley
1.5 c Carrots | cut into rounds, about ½ inch thickOlive Oil |2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar |½ tsp Onion Powder |½ tsp Granulated Garlic |2/3 cup your favorite ketchup |Salt & Pepper to taste
DirectionsPre-heat oven to 350 degrees, put on ‘Convection’ if oven has this option
If oven has Convection, this will speed up cooking times
Once washed, remove greens from Kohlrabi bulbs & set aside. Pat very dry & peel the bulbs, removing the fibrous layer. Cut into half inch-thick discs, & slice discs into sticks.
Adding one tbsp at a time, toss the ‘fries’ in oil of choice until lightly coated. Add pepper to taste. Place in single layer on baking pan, fries should not be touching, layer on 2 pans if necessary.
Toss carrot rounds in olive oil following this same method, but toss in salt & pepper to taste. Line a baking pan with parchment & put carrots down in one even layer. Put carrots in oven rotating pan once, & stirring carrots once, cook until soft & lightly brown. Once browned, remove pan from oven, sprinkle with a bit of water, about 1 tbsp & return carrots to oven until very soft. Do not allow to burn.
While carrots are cooking, in a medium non-reactive bowl, mix vinegar, garlic & onion powder, allow to stand.
When carrots have cooked, remove from oven & increase temperature to 450 degrees (400 if convection).
Put kohlrabi sticks in oven. Repeat process of rotating pan & stirring sticks once. Cook until browned, not burned.
While kohlrabi is cooking, place ketchup, vinegar mixture, & carrots in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. If mix is too thick, add a bit of water (1 tsp at a time) & blend. Taste & adjust seasoning as needed (keep in mind Kohlrabi has salt & pepper). If a sweeter ketchup is desired, add 1 tsp of local honey.
Straight from oven, put cooked Kohlrabi into a mixing bowl. Toss with salt & chopped parsley. Serve immediately with ketchup on the side.
Kohlrabi can also be put in an air fryer or deep fried, if this is your preference
**Kohlrabi Greens can be offered on the side as a sautéed green with olive oil, salt & a pinch of chili flake. To store for later use, wrap in a damp paper towel & store in a container or Ziplock in the fridge.