Kohlrabi – Cooked

Kohlrabi in Polish is kalarepa  –  it belongs to the cabbage family – the Brassicas.

It is a swollen stem and spherical in shape.


I have already written about eating it raw in salads  – now I am going to write about eating it cooked.

You can either steam whole kohlrabi and peel them once they are cooked and cooled a little or you can peel  and chop them first and then boil them (with the addition of a little salt and sugar).

Steamed, Peeled and Chopped


Peeled, Chopped and Boiled


Buttered kohlrabi

Cook the kohlrabi by steaming or boiling then toss the chunks into melted butter and serve with chopped flat leaf parsley or dill.


Served here in a dish by J & G Meakin – Topic – designed by Alan Rogers – 1967

Kohlrabi à la Polonaise

Melt butter in a pan and stir in dried breadcrumbs to make the à la Polonaise topping and pour this over the cooked kohlrabi chunks.


Served in Saraband by Ridgeway –  1940-1959

Creamed kohlrabi

Cook the kohlrabi by boiling chunks in a vegetable stock with a little sugar added.

Drain the kohlrabi and mash them adding several large tablespoonfuls of soured cream.

Serve with chopped flat leafed parsley.


Served here in a dish by Royal Doulton – Carnation 1982 – 1998


Kohlrabi baked with cheese


Cooked slices kohlrabi

50g of grated cheese (cheddar, Gouda, Edam or similar)


Cheese sauce – ingredients

1-2 tablespoons of butter

1-2 tablespoons of plain flour

150 ml of vegetable stock (can be from concentrate/cubes – I use made up  Marigold powder)

4 tablespoons of soured cream

Cheese sauce – method

Melt the butter in a sauce pan and add the plain flour.

Cook lightly to blend the two together.

Stir in the stock and mix to make a lump free sauce.

Stir in soured cream to make a smooth sauce.


Pre-heat the oven to GM4 – 180°C

Place the slices  of kohlrabi into an oven proof dish layering up with most of the cheese sauce.

Put the grated cheese on top.

Pour the rest of the cheese sauce over the top.

Put in the oven and bake for around 30 minutes.

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I love cooking and baking. I love trying out new recipes and currently am trying out many old favourites from my Polish cookbooks and family recipes. I am trying out many variations, often to make them easier but still delicious. I collect glass cake stands and china tableware, mainly tea plates, jugs and serving dishes, many of which I use on a daily basis. They are an eclectic mixture from the 20th & 21st century.

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