Pytt i Panna – Scandinavian Hash

Pytt i Panna, Swedish for “small pieces in pan”, is one of the ultimate fridge cleaners. Often abbreviated to hänt i veckan (“happened this past week”), the dish has become synonymous with leftovers across Scandinavia, where pyttipanne (Norway) and pyttipannu (Finland) are household dishes. Like most hash recipes there are countless versions of it, but the basic principle…

Leftover Rice Bake

Leftover rice bake is by far the most versatile dish on this blog, and it is a real cupboard cleaner. Take the basic ingredients – rice, sauce and a crispy topping – and sculpt your own dish around whatever leftovers you have to hand. You are left with a wonderful one-pot dish that transforms a…

Hayashi Rice Hash

Hiyashi Rice, or Hayashi Raisu, is a Japanese-style Hashed Beef. Along with Kerei Raisu (curry rice) it is a staple in Japanese households, where families use instant roux blocks to create a thick tomato-based sauce that can blanket a plethora of leftovers. It is thought that Hayashi derives from the English ‘hashed beef’, and although the dishes…

Red Flannel Hash

Red flannel hash is a work on the traditional corned beef hash, adding beetroots to give it a scarlet tint akin to scarlet tartan cloth. A traditional breakfast dish in New England, it combines many leftover ingredients to build a tasty standalone meal or a hearty side-dish. INGREDIENTS From the fridge: Beetroot. From the cupboard:  Potatoes,…