Celery root - Celeriac,  Norway,  Quiche&Pies,  Vegetarian

Sellerirotterte – Celeriac tart

This weeks Norwegian recipe is this delicious celeriac – or celery root – tart! A delicious vegetarian option for the dinner table! 

Yield: 6 servings

Sellerirotterte - Celeriac tart


A lovely tart with the tasty celery root in the main role. It can easily be made well in advance and it is great to freeze. It is easy to make. A great option for those who want to eat more greens.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 small celery root / celeriac
  • 3 plates puff pastry.
  • 3 eggs.
  • 3 tablespoons cottage cheese.
  • 1 bundle spring onions.
  • 1 garlic clove.
  • 2 dl / 8.5 ounces grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper.
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme.


  1. Set the oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Thaw the sheets of puff pastry and place them on top of each other.
  3. Roll them out into a circle that is large enough to fit in a round ovenproof pie tin of 28-30cm/ 11-12 inches in diameter.
  4. Prick the dough with a fork. Pre-cook the base for approx. 20 minutes on the bottom groove. (Feel free to put a sheet of baking paper and some peas on the bottom during pre-cooking so that the dough doesn't puff up too much).
  5. Peel the celery and cut it into thin slices. Feel free to use a mandolin if you have one.
  6. Boil the slices in lightly salted water until they are barely tender, 4-5 minutes. Pour off the water.
  7. Cut spring onions into thin slices.
  8. Whisk the eggs together. Brush the pie crust with a little of the egg mixture. Mix the rest of the eggs with cottage cheese, grated cheese (save a little for the top), thyme leaves (save a little for decoration) and crushed garlic together with the celery root slices and the spring onion (save a little spring onion for topping).
  9. Put the mixture in the pre-fried tart shell and sprinkle on the rest of the cheese.
  10. Bake the tart for 20-25 minutes until it is golden on top and the egg and cheese mixture has set.
  11. Serve with a fresh salad.


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