Flying Jacob
Flying Jacob with rice and a salad
Place of originSweden
Created byOve Jacobsson
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsChicken, cream, chilli sauce, bananas, roasted peanuts, bacon

Flying Jacob (Swedish: flygande Jacob/Jakob pronounced [flyːˈgandɛ jɑːˈkɔp])[1] is a Swedish casserole composed of chicken, cream, chilli sauce, bananas, roasted peanuts and bacon.[2] The dish is baked in an oven and is usually served with rice and a salad.

The dish was invented by Ove Jacobsson, who worked in the air freight industry, hence the name. Asked to make the main dish for a neighbourhood potluck in Stockholm in 1976, Jacobsson combined the few ingredients available to him in his refrigerator into a casserole, cooked it, and served it at the party, where it was a hit. His neighbor, Anders Tunberg, worked for Allt om Mat (All about Food)[3][4] magazine, and thus the recipe was first published in a Swedish cooking magazine in 1976.[2][5]

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  1. ^ "Flygande Jacob". The Hindu. 25 February 2011. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b Fater, Luke (26 August 2019). "How a Banana-Chicken Casserole Defined Swedish Cuisine". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Flygande Jacob, Every Swedish Child's Delight". 28 October 2017.
  4. ^ Fagerberg, Jerard (27 November 2017). "How a banana-chicken casserole became a beloved Swedish comfort food". The Takeout. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Recept: Flygande Jacob med banan, jordnötter och bacon". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 27 August 2019.