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 favourite 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.

Celeriac fritters ( Serves 8)

250g celeriac
​250g parsley root
2eggs, lightly beaten
50g sesame seeds
1 green chilli, 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.

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

The Independent

Adapted from Scandinavian Comfort Food by Trine Hahnemann