Monday, 27 August 2012


 Pyttipanna, roughly translated means little things in a pan. This is a classic Swedish dish that usually consists of diced and fried potatoes, onions and usually sausage. I suppose that this is the Swedish version of the English classic bubble and squeak, all I know is as a child if I came home from school to a plate full of pyttipanna I would be very very happy. The saying goes that less is more and this really is the case here, why complicate just a few simple ingredients, sometimes the most simple foods are the best. I'm a firm believer that if you ingredients are good that is half the battle won. For those of you who think they do not have time to cook, this is the dish for you, and it will not break the bank.
You will need:
2 German Bockwurst sausages (or substitute with mattesons smoked sausage)
2 large potatoes
1 red onion
2 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of Piffi Kryda (this is a swedish seasoning available online but if you cannot get this substitute this with all purpose seasoning)
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon of chopped chives

This recipes serves two hungry people.
Cut the Sausage and potato into roughly the same size cubes. Fry the potato in the butter on a low heat in a large frying pan. Season the potatoes with the piffi kryda and salt and allow to cook. When the potatoes are almost cooked through(nearly knife point tender) add the onions and sausage and continue to cook until the potatoes are fully cooked through. Add the chopped oregano and chives and toss together.
Top each portion with a fried egg. Yummy.

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