INGREDIENTS
by Sophie Grigson

Smothering is a way of cooking vegetables with a little fat and the least possible amount of water, in a covered pan (I guess that's the smothering bit) until very, very tender. Kohlrabi holds together well, adding its own natural sweetness.

Side dishes

Preparation

Kohlrabi tastes great steamed, stir-fried, added to soups and stews or dipped in batter and fried to make tempura or fritters. Served cold, it adds a pleasing crunch and mild spicy note to salads. Both the leaves and the bulb can be eaten: cook the leaves as you would spinach.