Turnip and Mushroom Fritters. Kaalika-seenekotletid

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The great vegetable dish. This time I used salted mushroom .

As Estonia has an abundance of forest, we like to pick berries and mushrooms.

and for winter Mushrooms are marinated, or salted or fermented. Or dried

Salted mushroom:
How to remove additional salt are a lot of tips.
My South Estonian relatives told me that they boiling salted mushroom in milk. And after that mushroom look and taste like a fresh.
Second option is  to boil mushroom just in the water.
And the simplest one.  Put mushroom to soak the night before.

Fresh chanterelle: The mushrooms are cleaned without water, with only a clean, dry towel and paring knife. Heat the chanterelle in a skillet without fat/butter until water has evaporated.

Frozen mushroom : melt, fry slightly.

Turnip and Mushroom Fritters. Kaalika- seenekotletid

  • Servings: 10-12 pcs
  • Difficulty: easy
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A light vegetable dinner .

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  • 300 g turnip
  • 150 g salted or fried mushroom, prepared and sliced
  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon flour (or more)
  • 1 egg
  • pepper, nutmeg
  • oil for frying


  1. Prepare mushroom. Let them swell and chop in to slices
  2. Cut vegetables in to small cubes and boil until soft. Mash vegetables and let cool.
  3. Mix together mushroom and vegetables and egg. Add flour. And season.
  4. Form the dough into fritters and fry on both sides with some oil until golden brown.

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6 thoughts on “Turnip and Mushroom Fritters. Kaalika-seenekotletid

  1. Ruta, these look so good. Interesting, I’ve not used salted mushroom. Dried and frozen yes, but not salted. I must investigate this, as we had a bumper crop of wild mushrooms this fall, and I would like to test other methods of preserving.
    For your recipe, can you clarify one ingredient? When you say “turnip” do you mean the white turnip or the yellowish turnip we call kålrötter and UK calls a Swede.


    1. Yes, “turnip” I mean “yellowish turnip we call kålrötter and UK calls a Swede”.
      And salted mushrooms are very delicious 🙂 good luck!


  2. Thank you so much for this. I bought some salted mushroom and it was soooo salty, I knew I must need to do something to it. Your tips saved dinner (and next I’ll try the recipe!)


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