How to re-create this recipe:
(Yields about 15 fritters)
- Red Palm Oil
- 1 large Zucchini
- 1 bunch of Spring Onions (about 5)
- 3 small Kohlrabi
- 3 small Carrots
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 cup of Flour
- 1 Tsp of Coriander
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 2 Tsp of Salt
- 1 Tsp of Black Pepper
Putting it together:
- Rinse your vegetables and peel your Carrots and Kohlrabi. Slice your spring onions. Mince your Garlic Cloves and beat your egg using a fork.
- Grate all your vegetables and place them directly in a colander. Sprinkle some salt on them to draw out the moisture so that they drain into the sink. After about 10- 15 minutes squeeze the grated vegetables in the colander to drain as much liquid out of them as possible.
- Pre-heat a large Saute pan (preferably a Cast Iron skillet if you have one) with enough Red Palm oil to cover the pan to about 1/8th inch of oil.
- While the oil is heating up, transfer your vegetables to a medium sized bowl and add your beaten egg, 1/4 cup of flour, minced Garlic, Tsp of Coriander, spring onions, Salt and Black pepper and mix all ingredients together.
- Using large spoonfuls, form the mixture into little patties and pan fry them 3-4 at a time for 3-5 minutes on each side making sure to flip them when they have a nice golden brown color to them. Transfer them directly to a plate lined with paper towels to drain off any extra oil.
- Sprinkle some salt on them while they are hot and enjoy!
Nourishment for your body: While picking up my CSA share this week, I was given Kohlrabi and not sure what to do with it. I found that making these fritters were a good way to utilize them along with other veggies I already had. It seems like the health benefits of Kohlrabi are endless! It is loaded with nutrients; calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, vitamins C, B complex vitamins, A and K. It also Contains antioxidants to prevent against diseases.
Tips when cooking: It’s helpful to have a cheesecloth handy when making this recipe. A cheesecloth works better to draw liquid out of the vegetables. Kohlrabi has a pleasant refreshing taste. It’s similar to turnips and cabbage but tastes significantly sweeter. It can be eaten raw or cooked. Using a food processor while grating your vegetables will save you time as opposed to a traditional box grater.