If kohlrabi is new to you, this is a good dish to start with. But don’t stop here. You should also try Kohlrabi Salad.
I could eat these fritters all by themselves as a meal. The cool mint-green Creamy Avocado Sauce makes it even yummier. Remember, I love avocados, but no one else in my family does. So for them I make the Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce.
2 C grated kohlrabi (about two regular-sized kohlrabi)
½ C grated carrot, about one carrot
¼ C finely diced onion
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp flour
1 C bread crumbs (Seasoned or unseasoned)
Oil for frying
Mix all the ingredients except bread crumbs. Dip your hands into cold water and form into patties. The cold water will help keep the mixture from sticking to your hands. Put the bread crumbs into a shallow dish. Put formed patty into the dish of bread crumbs and press bread crumbs into the patties. Fry patties in hot oil until golden brown. Turn and fry on the other side till golden brown.
Serve with sauce of your choice.
Creamy Avocado Sauce
A cool contrast to the cayenne spice in the fritters.
1 avocado, mashed
¼ C lime juice
½ C plain yogurt
¼ tsp salt
Cream everything together. Adjust lime and salt to taste.
Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce
Dill is the perfect accompaniment to any cabbage or brassica dish. Prepare this sauce before you make the fritters to give the flavors time to meld together.
1 C plain yogurt
¼ C lemon juice
¼ tsp lemon zest
¼ C chopped fresh dill
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
Like this recipe? There’s more! I have a whole recipe book filled with almost two dozen recipe just for kohlrabi. You’ll find recipes for including salads, soups and main dishes as well as information on how to grow and store kohlrabi.