Pytt i Panna

pytt i panna

A tasty mix of leftover potatoes, chickpeas and spinach….topped with a fried egg and spicy pickled beets, of course!



2 tablespoons olive or canola oil, divided

1 onion, finely diced

23 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 cups leftover boiled new potatoes, cut into quarters

½ cup cooked chickpeas

2 cups packed baby spinach

Salt and freshly ground pepper

2 eggs

Spicy Pickled Beets, chopped, for serving


1.  Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium-size skillet (preferably nonstick or well-seasoned cast iron) over medium heat.  Add onion and sauté until soft and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes.

2.  Add garlic and thyme and sauté until aromatic, about 1 minute.  Add butter.  Once it has melted, add potatoes.  Cook until warmed through and beginning to brown, 3-4 minutes.

3.  Add chickpeas and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes.  Add spinach, in handfuls if necessary, and cook until wilted, another 2 minutes or so.  Season everything to taste with salt and pepper.  Set aside and keep warm.

4.  Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a small to medium-size nonstick skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs into the pan, season with salt and pepper and reduce heat to medium-low.  Once the bottom of the eggs are set, carefully tip the pan and spoon some of the hot oil over the top of the eggs.  Reduce heat to low and cover the pan.  Cook until eggs are done to your liking, another 1 or 2 minutes if you like a runny yolk.

5.  Serve the pytt i panna topped with a fried egg and the pickled beets.

Keywords: pytt i panna, hash, Scandinavian, Nordic, Swedish, vegetarian