Pytt i panna
Pyttipanna, as commonly served with a fried egg and pickled beetroot
Alternative namesBiksemad, pytt i panne, pyttipanne, pyttipannu
Region or stateNordic countries
Main ingredientsPotatoes, onions, chopped or minced meat
Ingredients generally usedFried egg, pickled beetroot

Pyttipanna (Swedish), pyttipanne (Norwegian), pyttipannu (Finnish) or biksemad (Danish), is a culinary dish consisting of chopped meat, potatoes and onions fried in a pan, similar to a hash, and popular in Scandinavia. The term is Swedish for "small pieces in pan".[1][2]

Traditionally consisting of potatoes, onions, and any kind of chopped or minced meat such as sausage, ham, or meatballs, diced and then pan fried, it is often served with a fried egg, pickled beetroot slices, sour pickled gherkin slices, capers and sometimes ketchup or brown sauce.[3][4] An alternative version of the dish stirs in cream after frying, much like a gravy, turning it into "cream stewed pyttipanna" (Swedish: gräddstuvad pyttipanna).[5]

The dish was originally made from leftovers of past meals[2] but now it is also common to prepare pytt i panna from prime ingredients. Frozen pyttipanna of many varieties can be bought in almost every Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish supermarket. Many variants of the dish exist, including vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Pytt i panna is often abbreviated to pytt, especially when referring to variants such as oxpytt (pytt i panna made with beef) or krögarpytt ("inn master's pytt", made with more finely diced potatoes and beef).

Plain pytt i panna without any garnish

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  1. ^ "Pytt i panna recipe". BBC Food. Retrieved 2022-08-09.
  2. ^ a b Diehl, K.S. (2012). The Everything Nordic Cookbook. F+W Media. p. 199. ISBN 978-1-4405-3282-5. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Harding, Paul; Mark Elliott; Steve Kokker; Tom Masters (2007). Scandinavian Europe. Lonely Planet. p. 393. ISBN 978-1-74104-553-6.
  4. ^ "How to Prepare Pytt i Panna (Swedish Hash)". The Spruce Eats. Retrieved 2022-08-09.
  5. ^ "Gräddstuvad pytt i panna". RECEPT. Retrieved Feb 18, 2023.