The Shady Porch: Hasselback Potatoes

2.24.2014

Hasselback Potatoes

I really cannot go wrong serving potatoes as a side dish to almost any meals for my family, no matter what form I serve them...tater-tots, mashed, chips, twice-baked, salad,…you get the idea. So, when I saw the popular photos of Hasselback Potatoes on Pinterest. I decided to add that to my menu arsenal. It's really little more than a baked potato, although preparation allows for a unique and appealing presentation and, because these are not foil-wrapped during cooking, crispiness is an added treat.
In case you're wondering, what's with the name? Evidently, this recipe originated in Sweden and the name comes from the restaurant (Hasselbacken) that first served it.

Baked & Seasoned Hasselback Potato
Delicious any way you slice it!




Ingredients:
3 lg. Russet potatoes (use your favorite potato)
1/2 stick butter
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. minced dried parsley
Optional Toppings - sour cream, bacon pieces, chives, shredded cheese, Parmesan cheese

Directions:
    Rinse and dry potatoes (if you prefer, peel them too)
      Melt butter in microwave then add seasonings and set aside.
      How to slice a Hasselback Potato
      Place potato between two butter knives and then slice the potato in small sections down to the butter knives and form one end of the potato to the other. [NOTE-The butter knives are to prevent you from slicing the potato completely through.] 
      Hasselback Potatoes in Cast Iron Skillet
      Place potatoes in cast iron skillet and then brush with the seasoned butter. Fan the potato out as much as you can to allow the butter to run between the slices. Coat the tops of the potatoes as well. 
      Seasoned Baked Hasselback Potatoes
      Place potatoes in 450 oven and bake for 40-60 minutes (same as regular baked potatoes). Once the potatoes are done, a popular option is to sprinkle with favorite cheese and serve with sour cream, chives and/or bacon pieces. This is a great variation on the customary baked potato. 
      Baked Hasselback Potato with Cheese and Sour Cream
      Crispy goodness on a plate

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