Trine Hahnemann’s Fritters and a Colorful Salad

December 6, 2016 3:04 pm Last Updated: December 6, 2016 3:16 pm

Fritters and a Colorful Salad


These small fritters, patties, or whatever you like to call them, are true party stoppers. Every time I serve them people say, “Oh… please can I have the recipe?” I love it that something so simple and low cost can be so delicious.

This salad is made with some of my favorite winter vegetables. I never get tired of cabbage, and could eat it every day. These kinds of hardy vegetables are a really good match for heavy winter food that is high in fat.

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Celeriac Fritters

Number Serves



  • 250g/9 ounces celeriac
  • 250g/9 ounces parsley root
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 50g/1 3/4 ounces sesame seeds
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely grated
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Peel the celeriac and parsley root, then grate them both. Mix with all the remaining ingredients in a bowl, seasoning with salt and pepper.

Heat a little oil in a frying pan and, when hot, place spoonfuls of the mixture in the pan and cook for 4–5 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp.


If you can’t get hold of parsley root, these fritters can be made with celeriac alone.

Red Cabbage, Kale, and Pomegranate Salad

Number Serves



  • 1 pomegranate
  • 200g/7 ounces red cabbage
  • 100g/3 1/2 ounces kale
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey


Cut the pomegranate in half over a bowl lined with a sieve to catch the juices. Take out the seeds and reserve 2 tablespoons of the juices collected for the dressing; set aside.

Thinly slice the cabbage and roughly chop the kale. Mix the cabbage, kale and pomegranate seeds together in a bowl.

For the dressing, mix the 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice with the lime juice, grapeseed oil and honey, with salt and pepper to taste. Just before serving, toss the salad in the dressing, seasoning with salt and pepper.

Reprinted from “Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge” by Trine Hahnemann. Published by Quadrille Publishing.