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2016 CSA - Week 10 Recipes - Sweet Corn, Kohlrabi

Posted 8/15/2016 7:05am by Jennifer.

If sweet corn is not on your menu for this week, please be sure to take advantage of sweet corn season by freezing it for later use.  Believe it or not, we don't eat a lot of corn in our house besides in the summer, but I'm always sure to freeze a little for special occasions - like Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner.  I also sometimes put some corn in a batch of fresh salsa, which you could make with the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and peppers that you receive this week.  Or I have found that my kids LOVE succotash made with lima beans and corn (I've included a succotash recipe below that is very similar to what I make).  For any of these uses, simply husk and boil the corn for 3 minutes just like you normally would.  Then place them in cold water to stop the cooking process.  Once they're cooled stand the ear on end on a cutting board and slice the corn off from top to bottom, rotating the ear to get all the kernels.  The trick is to cut deep enough to get all the kernels, but not so deep that you get the cob.  If you want to then freeze the corn, place it in a freezer bag (I find that a quart freezer bag is the right portion for my family), expel any extra air, and flatten the bag, so it will neatly stack in your freezer. 


Succotash with Fresh Corn & Lima Beans


You'll also be getting kohlrabi this week.  People who are new to kohlrabi always ask, "What does it taste like?", and Chris would always describe it as a cabbage flavored turnip.  Come to find out "Kohlrabi" is a German word in which "kohl" means cabbage, and "rabe" means turnip.  This is just another instance for him to tell me how smart he is. 

So what do you do with it?  Lots of people love to eat it like an apple.  Simply peel off the tough outer skin, sprinkle it with salt (optional), and enjoy.  We actually have a customer who plants tons of these in his garden, because he takes a kohlrabi in his lunch everyday instead of an apple.


My favorite ways to eat it are either in a slaw or in fritters.  The slaw is prepared with kohlrabi and apples cut into matchstick pieces with toasted walnuts and a vinaigrette.  The fritters are a mix of shredded potatoes and kohlrabi.  Of course the kids like the fritters best!


Kohlrabi & Apple Salad

Kohlrabi Fritters


I can't believe that summer is winding down already.  Hope you are enjoying this summer bounty while it's here.  Before you know it we'll be eating summer squash and wearing sweaters!

Tags: Corn, Kohlrabi