North Croatian Kohlrabi Stew (Koloraba Cuspajz)
This is very old recipe I usually eat in spring. This is a side dish, we usually eat some meat and potato with it (beef cutlet or pork chops or…) It is important to use fresh and baby kohlrabi. If the kohlrabi is old and big you will have wooden parts inside. It is also important to use fresh: more time you store it, better chance to have woody kohlrabi. Actually, as I write this recipe I’m also cooking it.
- Ready In:
- 500 g kohlrabi (peeled, without leaves)
- 1 tablespoon lard (or butter)
- 1 tablespoon flour (all purpose)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper (white, grounded)
- 1 cup water
- 100 g sour cream
- Peel kohlrabi like you peel apples. Remove leaves (don’t throw away baby leaves, you can slice them and put into stew later) and cut kohlrabi like you cut potato for French fry potato, but just little bit thicker.
- Melt lard (or butter) in a pot, add flour and sauté it 1 minute. Add water and make creamy liquid. Add sliced kohlrabi and add water to cover the vegetable. Add salt and pepper and baby leaves if you want.
- Cook about 30 minutes or until kohlrabi softens.
- At the end add sour cream, stir well and serve.