This is my first year growing the giant Kossak kohlrabi, but it won’t be my last. I am always skeptical of seed catalog claims, especially for ‘giant’ anything, but in this case the catalogs seem to be accurate.
Most kohlrabi are best harvested when they are tennis ball or baseball sized. But these Kossaks are supposed to be good up to 8 inches in diameter. I’ve been harvesting at about 6 inches, and they’ve been tender and not at all woody at that size. Kossak grows pretty much like any other kohlrabi, only bigger!
We usually eat a lot of our kohlrabi raw, but these behemoths have got me scrambling for new recipe ideas. I think kohlrabi slaw sounds good, as does roasted kohlrabi. I saw a recipe for Kohlrabi Home Fries, but that sounds like taking a healthy, low calorie veggie and making it into a French fry substitute. Not that they wouldn’t be tasty that way.
If there are any kohlrabi lovers out there, I’d like to hear about your favorite ways to fix kohlrabi – giant or not!