cookwitholiveri: Kholrabi Fritters AND Garlic Scape Pesto

A Couple Cooks is the great cooking website where I found this Kholrabi Fritter recipe. I was craving pasta and had made a batch of Garlic Scape Pesto earlier in the morning. I modified the pesto recipe a bit and used 1/2 scapes and 1/2 basil this time. See how I modified the recipe below to make it pasta friendly!



  1. Remove leaves and peel kholrabi then grate in a food processor.
  2. Place a cotton napkin or clean dish towel into a bowl, then dump the grated kholrabi into the napkin/towel, SQUEEZE out all excess water, dump drained kholrabi back into a bowl
  3. Add the eggs, breadcrumbs, spices, salt and pepper, stir to mix.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet to medium heat.
  5. In a separate pot start boiling your pasta water.
  6. Scoop out about 3-6 tbsp. of the mixture per patty into the now heated pan (you may want to make them smaller or larger if you are using them as a burger, appetizer, or side dish) – press down to distribute evenly, leave about 1 inch between patties
  7. In about 2 minutes check underneath the first patty – look for a golden brown color – if ready flip and cook other side about 2 minutes
  8. Place cooked patties on a cooling rack so they don’t get soggy.
  9. Repeat until mixture is finished.
  10. Drop pasta when water boils.
  11. When patties are finished cooking add some pasta water and garlic scape pesto to the pan.
  12. Heat your pesto until color changes to a light green.
  13. Scoop pasta into your bowl, add a few kholrabi fritters, slather with garlic scape pesto, sprinkle goat cheese on top, and enjoy!

This recipe yielded about 4-6 meals (if you include the pasta).

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