Kohlrabi Fries on a wooden platter with mayonnaise to the side and a dish towel laying below; photographed from the side
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Kohlrabi Fries

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The other day, I was out with friends and they talked about making Kohlrabi Fries at home all the time. I have to admit that I had tried them in the past, but truthfully, they did not totally convince me. They did not have that crunchy outside that I would expect from a frie (either from a one made with potato or another one). But… I did have kohlrabi at home in the fridge and thought about what to do with it. So, I decided to give them one more go, using a really cool, super crunchy outside layer.

Kohlrabi Fries on a wooden platter with mayonnaise to the side and a dish towel laying below; photographed from the side

What can I say? They transformed into little pockets of goodness. I would not say that Kohlrabi Fries are a replacement for your regular fries, but rather a fun way to use up vegetables and make them taste really, really nice and a bit different.

Kohlrabi Fries on a wooden platter with mayonnaise to the side and a dish towel laying below; photographed from above

Your kohlrabi will simply be marinated in a mixture of corn flour, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne. Then it gets placed with a little bit of olive oil into the oven and voila – you have yourself a crispy treat. We love to dip our kohlrabi fries in with some mayonnaise or ketchup. Delicious!

Mayonnaise in focus with Kohlrabi Fries lying around

Why are these Kohlrabi Fries Good For You?

Kohlrabi

You may or may have not heard about kohlrabi before. It is a vegetable that is related to the cabbage family, and widely consumed all over Europe and Asia. It is, however, also gaining popularity around the world. If you are looking for it in the supermarket, it is also known as German turnip. The taste and texture of kohlrabi is similar to that of broccoli, but it is slightly sweeter. The leaves can also be cooked and eaten but are slightly tougher, similar to kale. Kohlrabi contains vitamins C, B6, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and folate. It also contains a good amount of fiber, as well as some protein. Kohlrabi is super high in antioxidants. Vitamin C perhaps being the most obvious one here. It acts both as a vitamin, as well as an antioxidant in the body. It is needed in order to produce collagen, one of the most abundant proteins in our bodies.

Kohlrabi Fries photographed up close

Collagen supports our skin elasticity, which may equate to a slower aging process. Vitamin C is also vital in ensuring that we absorb iron properly, especially when it is generated from plant-based sources. Last but not least, it supports our immunity. Other plant compounds include anthocyanins, isothiocyanates, and glucosinolates, all supporting a reduction of free radicals in our bodies. Last but not least I want to mention the fiber content in kohlrabi. You know that I speak a lot about fiber. Mainly, because it is so good for our guts. For example, it supports the maintenance of healthy blood and cholesterol levels. It also helps with proper and easy eliminations. Fiber is also an excellent feeding ground for the good-gut bacteria in our bodies. Altogether, not too bad for the humble kohlrabi!

Kohlrabi Fries on a wooden platter with mayonnaise to the side and a dish towel laying below

How can I adjust these Kohlrabi Fries to my dietary requirements?

This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and nut-free. The corn flour could be swapped with almond flour in order to make this recipe paleo.

Kohlrabi Fries on a wooden platter with mayonnaise to the side and a dish towel laying below

Similar Recipes on the Blog

There are so many delicious recipes on the blog for dipping, and smaller meals. Be sure to also check out the following recipes:

Kohlrabi Fries with some mayonnaise on them

And there you have it for this week! I hope you enjoy these delicious Kohlrabi Fries as much as we do over here. As always, do let me know how you are liking the recipe by either commenting on the post below and/or rating the recipe. This recipe is inspired by my Gluten-free Breaded Tofu Nuggets. Happy frie-making!

Kohlrabi Fries

Recipe by Ann Robejsek
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: SideCuisine: German-inspiredDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Baking time

30

minutes

Easy to make and a fun way to eat kohlrabi! These Kohlrabi Fries hit the spot in terms of taste and make adding your veggies easy. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 kohlrabi

  • 3 tbsp arrowroot flour

  • 4 tbsp water

  • 0.25 cup (50 gr.) corn flour

  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 0.5 tsp salt

  • 0.5 tsp garlic powder

  • 0.25 tsp cayenne

  • olive oil

How to

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) on a fan setting. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  • Prepare two bowls: (1) Mix the arrowroot and water. (2) Mix the corn flour, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne. Peel and cut the kohlrabi into even, long pieces
  • Now dunk each kohlrabi piece first into the arrowroot and water mix, before breading it in the corn flour mix. Place on the baking tray. Repeat until all pieces are coated. Add a bit of olive oil over the breaded kohlrabi pieces, then flip and repeat. Put into the oven for ca. 30 minutes until crispy and golden (you could also make these in an air fryer if you have one). Serve immediately along sides and condiments of your choice. Enjoy!

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