Hasselback Potatoes – Thinly sliced potatoes that are brushed with butter, herbs, and garlic, and baked to perfection. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, these potatoes make for the ultimate side dish!
What are Hasselback Potatoes?
A Hasselback potato is simply a potato that is cut into very thin slices that are still attached to the base. The potato is then baked and the slices fan out, allowing any butter, herbs, and seasonings to sink in.
The skin around each slice becomes irresistibly crispy whilst the inside of the potatoes are soft and creamy.
These potatoes are both beautiful and delicious, and make for the perfect side dish for a Sunday dinner, holiday roast, or Easter ham!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe. You can find the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their measurements.
- Medium potatoes: Make sure they are all near enough the same size, so they can finish baking at the same time. The bigger the potato, the longer they’ll take to cook.
- Salt and black pepper
- Unsalted butter: Melted.
- Dried parsley, basil, and chives
- Garlic cloves: Minced.
How to make Hasselback Potatoes
To make this recipe, simply grab a sharp knife and carefully slice the potatoes thinly, stopping about 1/2 inch from the bottom.
Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, parsley, basil, chives, and garlic.
Place the potatoes in an 8×8-inch square baking pan, and brush the tops with the herbed butter.
Bake for 50 – 60 minutes, or until crispy on the outside and fork tender on the inside. Halfway through baking, brush the remaining herbed butter over the tops again, making sure it goes in between the slices.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
How to cut Hasselback Potatoes
Firstly, you’ll want to wash and pat dry your potatoes.
Using a sharp knife, carefully slice the potatoes thinly, stopping about 1/2 inch from the bottom.
TIP: To help prevent slicing all the way through, you can take two wooden spoons (or chopsticks) and place them on either side of the potato while you cut them.
You want your slices to be very thin, about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick, so they will fan out more in the oven and become even more tender.
Where did Hasselback Potatoes come from?
Hasselback potatoes were created in the 1950s by a Swedish chef at a restaurant called Hasselbacken in Stockholm.
They are a beloved part of Swedish cuisine that are now being made all over the world in many variations, with countless toppings.
These Hasselback Potatoes are:
- super quick and easy to make
- deliciously crispy, creamy, and tender
- packed full of flavours
- the perfect side dish!
How long will these potatoes last? Leftover baked potatoes can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 – 4 days.
Reheating: Place the potatoes on a baking tray or in a baking dish and bake at 180C/350F/Gas 4 for 10 – 15 minutes, or until hot all the way through.
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