Serving Suggestions: 9/3/19

Welcome to the newest installment of Serving Suggestions, the third of 2019!  This week we have a suggestion from Bob on how to use some of the root vegetables that might start piling up with this week’s share:

A few weeks back, I decided to grab some of the kohlrabi from the extras basket.  When I first started the CSA back in 2016, kohlrabi was something I had neither seen nor tasted before.  Those first bulbs sat in the crisper drawer for weeks as I contemplated what to do with them.  I added them to a stir fry for some crunch which was a nice touch but fell short of the potential I thought kohlrabi had.  After some online searching, I came upon the idea of grating kohlrabi into latkes (potato pancakes).  Three years later, I returned to my original inspiration and am ready to make another batch tonight.  Making shredded vegetable pancakes is a grate (!) way to use up some of the root vegetables that are accumulating in your kitchen.  A mixture of kohlrabi, potato and onion is what I’m aiming for tonight.  Zucchini would also be a welcome addition if you still had some on hand.  I haven’t tried it yet but I wonder if grated beet, in small a quantity, would work as well.  No matter what veggies you choose, start by ringing out excess moisture before you mix with eggs, flour, salt and pepper.  Fry the patties in a slick of oil in a nonstick pan until crisp.  I like to serve with a horseradish sour cream (simply prepared horseradish mixed with sour cream) and applesauce.  It can be labor intensive for a quick weeknight dinner but make enough so you have leftovers and you’ll thank yourself later.

Serving Suggestions is a recurring article that will be posted periodically during the CSA season featuring photos, tips and recipes. Content is provided by Jessica, Shana and Bob. If you would like to submit your own photos or recipes, please email Bob at To read through previous Serving Suggestions articles, click here for an archive. You can also use the handy search feature at the top of the right hand menu bar to search for the name of a particular ingredient you need help using.


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