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Hasselback potatoes, what a surprising and cute looking potato side dish! Apparently hasselback potatoes are a Swedish specialty.

Hasselback Potatoes

A surprisingly cute looking potato side dish!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories per serving 299 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 medium waxy potatoes
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 small garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Scrub the potatoes under cold running tap water but don’t peel them. Let the potatoes drain for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a medium pan and add water and a tiny pinch of salt.

  2. Hasselback potatoes, what a surprising and cute looking potato side dish! Apparently hasselback potatoes are a Swedish specialty.

  3. Cook the potatoes over high heat for 7 to 9 minutes until a little tender but not soft. Drain the potatoes and let them cool a bit.

  4. Hasselback potatoes, what a surprising and cute looking potato side dish! Apparently hasselback potatoes are a Swedish specialty.

  5. Cut a little slice off the potatoes because this will keep them straight while baking.

  6. Hasselback potatoes, what a surprising and cute looking potato side dish! Apparently hasselback potatoes are a Swedish specialty.

  7. Then sow slice the potato finely. To avoid slicing it in half, here’s how I do it. I put the potato in between 2 chopping boards that have the same hight. Then run your knife along the top of the potato that sits above the chopping boards. The bottom will remain in one piece without too much effort.

  8. Hasselback potatoes, what a surprising and cute looking potato side dish! Apparently hasselback potatoes are a Swedish specialty.

  9. Put the potatoes on an oiled oven tray. Slice the garlic clove finely and then push a few slivers in between the sliced potato.

  10. Hasselback potatoes, what a surprising and cute looking potato side dish! Apparently hasselback potatoes are a Swedish specialty.

  11. Cut the butter into tiny wedges and fill the remaining empty gaps of the potato. Season generously with pepper and salt.

  12. Hasselback potatoes, what a surprising and cute looking potato side dish! Apparently hasselback potatoes are a Swedish specialty.

  13. Then bake the potatoes in a preheated oven at 428°F (220°C) for 45 minutes. Turn off the heat. Remove the hasselback potatoes, drizzle with extra olive oil and extra pepper and salt. Put them straight back in the hot oven for another 25 minutes until nicely brown and crisp. Remove the hasselback potatoes from the oven and serve hot.


  14. Hasselback potatoes, what a surprising and cute looking potato side dish! Apparently hasselback potatoes are a Swedish specialty.