Who needs starchy potatoes when you can scallop kohlrabi? What makes kohlrabi a better option than potatoes? Namely the fact that this vegetable’s carbohydrates consist of more fiber and less starch.
That means they don’t cause a huge spike in blood sugar, which is good. Especially if you’re trying to watch your sugar intake.
A spike in sugar leads to a crash, leaving you feeling tired and cranky and craving more carbs to get your blood sugar back up.
You’re really much better off eating these fibrous bulbs smothered in fat. Which is exactly what I’ve done here. :)
Choose Your Slicer
This dish might take a little extra prep time, depending on how skilled you are at slicing vegetables nice and thin. If you have a mandoline handy, feel free to use that to get the kohlrabi as thin as you can.
Personally, I prefer just using my knife. Partly because I don’t own a mandoline and partly because they slightly scare me. ;)
The point is to slice the kohlrabi as thin as possible, so feel free to use whatever method you prefer to get the desired result. Whether it’s knife, mandoline, or karate chopping (extra points for karate chopping).
Put It All Together
Once your healthy vegetables are peeled and sliced (and feel free to munch on a few raw slices), it’s time to prepare them for a fat bath!
Properly Sourced Fat
I used lard at the beginning of this recipe and then topped it off with a little bit of grass-fed butter, because I like the flavor it adds and who doesn’t love butter?!
If you can’t tolerate dairy, or just prefer to avoid it, then obviously you shouldn’t include the butter. Substitute with more lard or maybe coconut oil would fit your fancy in place of the lard. Whatever form of fat you prefer, use it to help round out your dish.
Everyone can benefit from increasing their fat consumption from healthy sources. I source my lard from two different locations because I know I can trust how they were made and where they were sourced. If you’re looking for a good source of lard, check out Tendergrass Farms or Fatworks. You can order both online and have them delivered straight to your door.