Kohlrabi Fries Recipe

Learn how to cook with kohlrabi, a member of the cabbage family. This Kohlrabi Fries Recipe is a healthy choice to pair with a lunch or dinner meal.

August/September 2007

This Kohlrabi Fries Recipe is a nutritious and healthy choice as a side dish for your next meal.


Try making this Kohlrabi Fries Recipe for a fresh and colorful take on a nutritious side dish.

Cooking with Kohlrabi

Like other cabbage crops, kohlrabi is loaded with good nutrition. Just 1 cup of raw kohlrabi contains nearly 100 percent of the daily requirement for vitamin C, plus it’s a good source of fiber, and has less than 40 calories. Cole crops such as kohlrabi also contain glucosinolates, which break down into compounds that researchers think may help protect against many kinds of cancer.

You can use either purple or white kohlrabi in the following recipes — the interior of both types is white, and both have the same mild, tangy-sweet flavor.

Kohlrabi Fries Recipe

Courtesy of Stone’s Throw Farm

Raw kohlrabi
Olive oil
Salt and pepper


1. Peel and slice raw kohlrabi into thin matchstick-sized strips.

2. Spread out the strips in a single layer on a baking sheet.

3. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper if desired.

4. Bake 20 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees until the kohlrabi softens slightly, but still has a light crunch.

Vicki Mattern is a contributing editor for MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine, book editor and freelance magazine writer. She has edited or co-authored seven books on gardening, and lives and works from her home in northwestern Montana. You can find Vicki on .

Read more about growing kohrabi in the fall garden: How to Grow Kohlrabi.