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Forester`s Hash

Metsämiehen pyttipannu

The Forester`s Hash is perfect for celebrations. Reindeer meat is the first choice – albeit an expensive one. You can also make this dish from venison, which you can find in supermarket freezer.

Metsämiehen pyttipannu

Forester`s Hash

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Keyword: REINDEER,
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 854kcal
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  • 250 g reindeer or game roast
  • 3 dl lager beer
  • 100 g bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 4 carrots
  • 8 potatoes small ones
  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 200 g sour cream
  • 1 bunch thyme
  • 1 bunch parsley


  • If you use frozen meat, take it to room temperature 1 hour earlier. Peel and boil the carrots and potatoes until almost cooked. Let it cool. Place on a chopping board and chop coarsely.
  • Chop a handful of thyme and parsley. Stir them into the sour cream.
  • Peel the garlic, chop it in half and use it to give the slices of bread a nice flavor. Cut the bread into cubes and fry in a pan with 1 tablespoon of butter until crispy. Set aside.
  • Chop the bacon and put it in the pan to crumble. Peel and chop the onion also in the pan. When the bacon is slightly crispy
  • Put some butter into the pan, add the reindeer meat and fry until colored.
  • Pour lager beer into the pan and cook the chops until cooked through. The reindeer meat requires about 3 dl and at least 30 minutes.
  • When the meat is cooked, drain off the excess liquid from the pan.
  • Add the chopped potatoes, carrots and 1 tbsp butter.
  • Stir and fry over a high heat for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pile the Forester`s Hash onto plates for servings; top with bread cubes and sour cream.

Nutrition (values are an approximate guide)

Calories: 854kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 854mg | Potassium: 2427mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 11775IU | Vitamin C: 111mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 8mg
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Last Updated on March 31, 2022 by Flavorado

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