Thursday, July 10, 2008

When Life Gives You Kohlrabi

fuck the kohlrabi and bail.
Sorry, I loved Paul Rudd's character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I'm so easily amused.

When life gives you kohlrabi, get out the parmesan cheese!

So, you know how ingredient lists aren't copyright-able. This was a cookbook recipe, but I read the amounts incorrectly. So now it's my recipe (especially since I revised the directions). You may want to use less parmesan. Like a third less. But I wouldn't. I didn't.

3 kohlrabi
2 T butter
3/4 c parmesan cheese

Grate the kohlrabi coarsely. Grate the parmesan finely. Heat the butter over medium heat. Cook the grated kohlrabi in the butter for about 8 minutes. Sprinkle on the cheese, cooking until it melts. Season with salt and pepper. This is what it will look like.

Yum! Kohlrabi has a nutty flavor that marries well with the parmesan. And eating cruciferous vegetables helps prevent cancer! (Especially when you eat crap all day.)

Today is the dude's 40th birthday. Because of his craptastic summer schedule (he is busy busy busy at work), we won't be taking his 40th birthday trip until October. Tonight we were going to have veggie curry, but I bought some grass fed filets at the farmer's market and I think we can roast some potatoes and steam some sugar snap peas for a delightful evening repast. You'll forgive me if I spend my time paying attention to him tonight.


Glenna said...

Note that the little kohlrabi on the left in the top photo seems to be smiling shyly. You ATE him?

Barbara said...

YUM. YUM YUM. I love kohlrabi and this is an excellent excuse to buy some. :D

Happy birthday to The Dude. My sympathies on the craptastic work schedules - it's like that here, too.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to the Dude!

And never, ever reduce the amount of parmesan in a recipe. You are so right.

doahleigh said...

You're so fancy. I don't even know what kohlrabi looks like.

Anna van Schurman said...

Kohlrabi are the two little cabbagey-looking things in the foreground. And it did indeed look like it was smiling. I noticed even before I took the picture. It's okay, Glenna, the vegetables want us to eat them. ;)

Jacque said...

I tried to respond last night, but Blogger was having no part of it. Wish The Dude a happy belated for me!!

Jenna said...

You two! Neither of you look your age! Belated birthday wishes to the Dude.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday (belated) to The Dude!!