If you are interested in sprucing up your typical baked potatoes, then try making Hasselback Potatoes! A Hasselback Potato is a unique way to make a baked potato. These potatoes are sliced into fan-like slices. This potato recipe is tasty and is pretty much effortless to make. Although Hasselback Potatoes look fancy, they require minimal work.
The ingredients you need to make these Hasselback Potatoes are 4 large russet potatoes, ¼ cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, salt, pepper, ¼ cup of fresh parsley, or basil, chopped, cooking spray for pan, and any topping of your choice. Some toppings can be chives, sour cream, bacon bits, or cheese.
To make these Hasselback Potatoes, preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the potatoes on a cutting board between two wooden spoons or chopsticks. Slice the potatoes into ¼ inch thick slices. Repeat that cutting process with the remaining potatoes.
Next, in a small bowl, mix melted butter, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Use a basting brush to brush the butter mixture on and in between the potatoes’ slices. Bake for 1 hour until the potatoes are nice and tender. Finally, remove the Hasselback Potatoes from the oven and top with fresh chopped parsley/basil, and any additional toppings of your choice. Then, serve and enjoy!
These potatoes also offer a lot of room for creativity because you can load these up with whatever toppings you wish. Just be sure to use this recipe as a base recipe. You can eat it as is, or add to it however you would like. Hasselback Potatoes are a lot less messy to eat than baked potatoes. You can eat them with either a fork and knife or simply pull them apart with your fingers. It’s entirely up to you how you enjoy this delicious side dish. You can even make this into a main dish by adding some kind of protein on top, such as beef, chicken, or ground turkey. It’s entirely up to you!
So, if you are looking to WOW your guests at your next dinner party, or you simply want to make your dinner a bit more special, then try making these Hasselback Potatoes. They surely will not disappoint and are truly easy to create. The hardest part about making this recipe is the waiting! Hopefully, you make these Hasselback Potatoes and love them. Enjoy!