The 411 on Kohlrabi Storage
I wanted to write just a quick word on how to select and store kohlrabi. This time of the year (early summer), look for kohlrabi that is about 2 inches in diameter with unmarked skin and healthy looking leaves. In autumn, you can use bigger kohlrabi, up to 4 inches in diameter, without running the risk of getting one that’s too tough and woody.
To store kohlrabi, snip off the leaves close to the bulbous portion (which is really a swollen stem, not a root bulb). Then trim off the stems from the leaves. Store the leaves in a ziploc bag with a damp paper towel. Store the bulbous stem in separate ziploc bag without a paper towel. Both will keep for a week if stored properly in your crisper drawer.
p.s. – I promise this kohlrabi posts stint will be done by the end of this week. With squash and baby leeks coming on at the farm, a change in the recipe line-up is sure to follow.
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