Baked Kohlrabi Fries

Kohlrabi is an interesting vegetable to cook with, and is often found at farmer's markets during the fall months. Typically, just the bulb of the vegetable is eaten, but the greens can also be cooked in a similar fashion to kale. There are many ways to enjoy it raw or cooked. It can be roasted in cubes or even eaten in thin slices like a radish. Just be sure to peel the bulb twice as it has a fibrous coating that can be challenging to eat. Here is a recipe for some tasty kohlrabi fries that is an easy first attempt at cooking with the puzzling vegetable.


  • 1 ½ to 2 pounds kohlrabi
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Chili powder or paprika for some added flavor


  1. Preheat the oven to 425. Remove stems from kohlrabi and peel. Slice length-wise and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
  2. Coat "fries" with olive oil. Spread out in one layer on baking sheet. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, and paprika and mix well.
  3. Bake 20 minutes, then flip and bake for another 15 minutes. 

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