Pytt i Panne – Potato Hash

Before the weekend I just wanted to share a quick recipe for Pytt i panne! This is a dish you’ll find across the Nordic. As the Norwegian saying goes “kjært barn har mange navn“, which means “a loved child has many names”. In Norway it goes by pytt i panne, in Sweden it’s pytt i panna, pyttipannu in Finland, and then biksemad in Denmark. No matter the name, it’s a comfort dish across the borders!

Traditionally it’s a dish meant to use leftovers, but many will make it in it’s own right as well, and no wonder, it’s delicious! Traditionally (and again across the borders) it’s usually served with eggs and pickled beets.
Personally I’m not a fan of beets, so I went with the pickles instead like I usually do.

Yield: 4

Pytt i Panne - Potato Hash

Pytt i Panne - Potato Hash
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 5 boiled potatoes, cooled and cut into cubes.
  • 450 gr / 1 lbs sausages, cut into smaller pieces.
  • 6 slices of bacon.
  • 1 onion, sliced up.
  • Oil for cooking.
  • Eggs to serve.
  • Pickles or pickled beets to serve.


  1. Warm a pan with oil, then add potatoes and fry until it's got a crisp exterior. Set aside in dish.
  2. In same pan, sautee the onion and add to the dish with potatoes.
  3. Cook sausage and bacon (And cut the bacon into pieces) and add to the dish with the rest of the food.
  4. Mix the food together, and it's ready to serve.
  5. Serve with eggs, and pickled vegetable of your choice.


I recommend using oil over butter when cooking the potatoes, it gives the potatoes a nice crisp crunch to it.

If you try this dish I would love to hear what you think about it!

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