Caramelized Kohlrabi Chips

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Maple Syrup Caramelized Kohlrabi Chips

After I stared at this stunning vegetable, a glowing purple kohlrabi, for about five minutes, I could see them right in front of my eyes: sweet, caramelized kohlrabi chips! Thin and sticky with crispy edges!

Normally I buy green kohlrabi as that’s what I find at the market most of the time and to be honest, there isn’t really a difference in taste, but the deep colour, somewhere between red, blue and the faded green of the leaves makes me grab this one whenever I see it. As soon as it’s cut and sliced there isn’t much left of its outstanding beauty but that doesn’t matter, the taste makes up for it. Especially when the paper thin slices turn into chips which combine the hearty taste of cabbage with the bitter sweetness of caramel.

Maple Syrup Caramelized Kohlrabi Chips

 Caramelized Kohlrabi Chips

For a sweet nibble for 2 you need

kohlrabi, peeled and thinly sliced with a cheese or vegetable slicer, 160g / 5.5 ounces
butter 1 1/2 tablespoons
sugar 1 tablespoon

In a large heavy pan, melt the butter and sugar on a medium-high heat, add the vegetables and spread them flat next to each other. Cook for 2-3 minutes, turn and cook for another minute until golden brown on both sides. Take the chips out and spread them on kitchen roll for just a few seconds. Don’t let them cool on the paper or they will stick to it. Nibble cold or warm.

Maple Syrup Caramelized Kohlrabi Chips

 

Maple Syrup Caramelized Kohlrabi Chips