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Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters

Posted on June 17, 2019

Today I made some Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters. We will get to that in a few paragraphs. Right now let’s talk about passion.

I have not been here in awhile because I have been busy. Changing jobs,growing Tripping Vittles one little step at a time. I have been searching for years, and it has always been here. What am I searching for I have asked myself?

Where have I been

Love, Peace, Happiness, Excitement, Adventure. All of those things come to mind. Recently I have tried a bunch of different things

Politics. I love politics, but it is not my passion. I am a great follower in this area but not a leader. Leaving the leading to others. Call me for a protest or a march or to man a booth but don’t ask me to organize or run for office. I am well read and can hold my own in discussions, but it is just not my Passion!

CrossFit. Yeah, I want to be healthy, and I have friends who are amazing at this. My body at this age and with all my knee issues is not cut out to be a CrossFit pro.

Those are just two of many things I have done over the last year searching for me. The funny thing is me has been here all along. I have even talked about it. I started working on me years ago with this blog. It began as a hobby but this is my passion.

This is my passion

It is not just Tripping Vittles though it is food in general. It’s talking to people and showing them how to cook and how to use the spices I have to make delicious food. Its sharing tastes from all over the world. It is talking about cooking and growing and feeling what we use to nourish our bodies.

It is about Love, the love we have for one another the love we have for our planet. The love that can only be expressed thru breaking bread with your fellow man.

My passion is about all things food and food related Sharing recipes, eating amazing meals, saving the planet so we can keep eating and growing the magic that is what we eat.

The Recipe Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters

This week I bought some Kohlrabi at the farmers market where I sell Tripping Vittles spices. People who sold it to me are a family of super nice folks GlasgowFamilyFarm In a future post I will talk about how important shopping local and supporting local farmers is. Today lets just talk about Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters.

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Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters

An easy Kohlrabi Fritter that is delicious.

  • Author: trippingvittles
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Ingredients

For Fritter

  • 2 medium-sized Kohlrabi cleaned and quartered
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 Red Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Tripping Vittles Tuscany Bread Dipping Spice
  • 1/4 cup grated Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayonaise
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

For Sauce

1/4 Cup Mayonaise

!/4 Cup Sour Cream

1 Tablespoon Half and Half

1 tablespoon Tripping Vittles Tuscany Bread Dipping Spice.

 

Instructions

In a Small Food Processor, grind up stale bread for bread crumbs.  Remove to a mixing bowl add to the processor the kohlrabi and the red onion grind or grate up depending on the texture you like. Remove and add to bread crumbs. Add all other ingredients except butter and olive oil mix well.  Set to side

Heat butter and olive oil in a Cast Iron Pan once hot add your fritters cooking each side to a golden brown.

For the Sauce mix, all ingredients together at least a half hour before the meal let them sit in the fridge until you are ready to serve the fritters.

Notes

Serve on a plate topped with sauce and a little garlic scapes or green onion for color. This recipe makes 2-4 Fritters depending on the size you want your fritter to be.  I made two as a meal but they would make an awesome side dish to a steak in place of potato.

Right now you can only get the spices in Westerville at the Saturday Farmers Market but trust me when I say more is coming. I am, but one person and I try as hard as I can to do a little every few days.

Molded Salad.. Why??

Posted on June 1, 2016

At a point  in human history approximately the mid to late 1600’s some guys( a French Dude and an English Dude will forever be locked in a who’s first battle) discovered that If you boil beef bones you get a gelatinous pure protein. ….Fast forward thru the Napoleonic Wars where soldiers were drinking bone broth way before it became a Paleo health trend. Don’t slow down yet a bunch of stuff in Europe happened which resulted in the manufacturing of Jelly and Jam……Keep flying thru History  to 1894 when Charles Knox  was bummed his wife was spending so much time in the kitchen making gelatin he went to the garage and invented pre granulated gelatin that were formed into sheets that dissolved in liquid he than sold Knox Gelatin door to door. In 1896 That same wife of Knox’s  published a cook book called Dainty Desserts, guess that whole get her out of the kitchen thing backfired….. There is a complicated  thing with the invention, lack of money  to keep it afloat and sale of the Jell-o  name in the late 1800’s. It was the “Damn I could have bought Apple Stock at $18’s a share ” of its time. The rest is history you probably know There were jingles. “Watch it wiggle see it jiggle ..”referred to a fruity dessert and not body parts on a woman I say woman not to be sexist but I ask  does anyone really want to see a man wiggle and jiggle even if you love him dearly?? I am saying No.  Bill Cosby spokesperson’ing for Jello back before he was Vile & Gross.  He may be disgusting but the Ad campaign brought Jello back from the brink of being Jello no more.  Now  we are here at the end of the current timeline Jello shots are a staple at every house party and when was the last time you were at a picnic, graduation party or pot luck  that there was not a fruity flavored salad with Jello in it.

Apparently Mormons and Minnesotans, folks from Wisconsin,  Illinois and Ohio  have a deep love of all things made with Gelatin. Now I say that with absolute certainty because I read the first part on the Internet..Utah Home of Mormons and Salt Lake city in particular has become known as the “Jello Belt” (The internet said so ) and the state snack food is Jello. The stuff about Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio is first hand knowledge  by me Tripping Vittles because I lived there and I saw people eat Jello.  Orange jello with mandarin oranges in Minnesota.  Lime with pineapple in Wisconsin , Strawberry  with cream cheese and pretzel in Illinois and Ohio seems to dig the lime stuff with cool whip and pistachios. This is all very scientific as I ate them and liked them.

Needless to say I got excited when I was going thru my grandmothers recipe box and found in her handwriting a Recipe entitled “Mystery Salad” and it had a star next to it with her writing “Very Different and VG(very good)”

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Mystery Salad Recipe

After quizzing my Mom she remembers this was a favorite of her parents when they were living in Florida. We will make it together my mother stated remembering her mother and me getting to cook with my mom.  It was after all one of the things I had envisioned for tripping Vittles.

We start production The recipe is so easy ….

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Ingredients

Mystery Salad

  • 1 small box Raspberry Jello
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1-10oz can chopped tomatoes(yeah i know sounds gross but hold on)
  • 4 drops Tabasco Sauce

Dissolve the water and Raspberry jello together. Add rest of ingredients stirring well, pour into mold. Refrigerate once firm remove from mold and serve.

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Beautiful Photo, Vile & Gross Gelatin Mold

It turned out beautiful!! It is one of my best photos thus far so I used it twice in this post.  Little did I know it was Vile. The VG on that recipe card stood for Vile & Gross!!

We had a great laugh and moved on until shortly there after my mother came home with this gem.

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1960 Knox Gelatin Cookbook.

A whole cook book dedicated to the art of making gelatin molds. Now you may ask yourself what on earth could I make if I had the time and inclination…Here is a recipe for Jellied Gazpacho….Because regular Gazpacho is just not thick enough.

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Gelatinous Gazpacho Recipe

Now after you have had your first Course you maybe saying what on earth should I mold into my supper tonight…. Knox Gelatin and I have the answer for you Cottage Cheese and Kidney Beans Nummmmyy!!

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Delicious Cottage Cheese and Kidney Bean Entree

Now as much as I make fun I have to admit I love most desserts made with Gelatin the fruit the whip cream the flavors they almost always seem to work.  I have not made the following dessert but if I were going to make anything out of this cookbook it would probably be this dessert. Bavarian Cream.

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Bavarian Cream does not look too bad 

I wish I could tell you I was going to make at least the bavarian Cream but alas I am not.. I was scared from the Mystery Salad and before I pick up another box of Gelatin of any kind I will have to evaluate what the outcome will be… Jello shots are even off the table for a little while. 😉