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A plate of vegetarian pyttipanna with vegetables, beet, and a fried egg.
Plain pyttipanna without any garnish.

Pyttipanna, also pytt i panna, pyttipanne (Norwegian), pyttipannu (Finnish), is a hodgepodge of food similar to bubble and squeak. The term is Swedish/Norwegian for "small pieces in pan". It is also a popular dish in Finland where it is called pyttipannu and in Denmark, where it bears the name: "Biksemad" meaning food which has been mixed together. It is traditionally served with fried egg, a raw egg yolk, pickled beetroots and sometimes with ketchup or brown sauce.

Traditionally consisting of potatoes, onions, and any kind of chopped or minced meat (or sausage)and traditionally served with ketchup, diced and then pan fried, it is often served with a fried egg, pickled diced beetroot, sour pickled gherkin, and capers.[1] The dish was originally made from leftovers of past meals but now it is far more common to prepare pyttipanna from prime ingredients. Frozen pyttipanna of many varieties can be bought in almost every Swedish, Norwegian or Finnish supermarket. Many variants of the dish exist, including vegetarian and vegan versions. Pyttipanna is basically the same dish as the Danish biksemad.

Pyttipanna is often abbreviated to pytt, especially when referring to variants such as oxpytt (pyttipanna made with beef) or krögarpytt. It is occasionally called 'hänt i veckan' ('happened this past week') reflecting its origin as a dish made with leftovers.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Harding, Paul; Mark Elliott; Steve Kokker; Tom Masters (2007). Scandinavian Europe. Lonely Planet. p. 393. ISBN 978-1-74104-553-6. 

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