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Pytt i panna
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A plate of pytt i panna with vegetables, sliced beet, and a fried egg
Alternative namesBiksemad, pytt i panne, pyttipanne, pyttipannu
Region or stateFennoscandia
Main ingredientsPotatoes, onions, chopped or minced meat
Ingredients generally usedFried egg, pickled beetroot

Pytt i panna, also pytt i panne,[1] pytt i panne (Norwegian), pyttipannu (Finnish), is a culinary dish consisting of chopped meat, potatoes, and onions fried, similar to a hash. The term is Swedish for "small pieces in pan". It is a popular dish in Sweden, Norway and Finland, and in Denmark, where it bears the name biksemad, literally meaning "mixed food".

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egg, pickled beetroot slices, sour pickled gherkin slices, capers and sometimes ketchup or brown sauce.[2] The dish was originally made from leftovers of past meals[1] but now it is far more common to prepare pytt i panna from prime ingredients. Frozen pytt i panna 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).

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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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