3 September 2017

Chanterelle and kale tart

I wanted to share this chanterelle and kale tart with you that I made for our Finnish Your Dinner event last week. It was a very simple recipe, but so tasty with the fresh seasonal chanterelles. I haven't made many tarts this summer, which is a shame, but I think that they would be great in the autumn too.

This weekend has been very relaxing, as we didn't have any particular plans. I think we'll go for a walk in the park now and maybe have a light lunch or snack out. How has your Sunday been so far?

Chanterelle and kale tart


100 g chanterelles
25 g butter
2 cups shredded kale
1 onion
1 garlic clove
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
Few sprigs of fresh thyme
100 g cheese
200 g pastry


Chop the chanterelles coarsely. Smaller mushrooms can be left as a whole. Also chop the onion and garlic finely.

Sautée all these ingredients in a pan for a few minutes so that the excess liquid from the mushrooms evaporates.

Season the mix with salt, ground black pepper and a little bit of fresh thyme.

Roll out the pastry and place it in a tart tin. Blind bake it in the oven for a few minutes.

Then put the shredded kale and mushroom mix onto the pastry, followed by the cheese and bake at 200 C for about 20 minutes or until done.


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  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe. will it work with dried chanterelles as fresh are hard to come by where i live. Secondly do you use puff pastry or shortcrust and finally - do you saute the kale in advance as i often find it chewy when cooked from raw. Sorry with all the questions = but i really would like to give this a go - it looks so good.

    1. No worries about the questions, I will try to answer. :)

      When using dried chanterelles, I would want to eat another juicy vegetable to the tart perhaps, or maybe some other mushrooms. Then the chanterelle would still add its flavour, but the tart wouldn't be too dry. I use extremely finely shredded kale pieces and didn't pre-sautée them. I would have done with larger bits though. This time I used puff pastry, but have mainly used shortcrust pastry in such tarts and both work well.

    2. Thank you so much - I think I may reserve this recipe for when I find fresh chanterelles.

  2. Mm, we did used to go mushroom hunting and found some chanterelles. Perhaps we need to venture beyond the allotment again :-)

    1. That's always a nice find, I hope you find some this year too!


Thanks for reading! I would very much appreciate any comments or suggestions from you.