A Hasselback potato is a Swedish version of a baked potato. The Hasselback potato is a mixture of a baked potato and crispy oven fries, a perfect combination.
I remember seeing an episode of the Pioneer Women and she made something similar to a Hasselback potato and I thought to myself what is that? With a little research I quickly found out they had a name and would soon become my new favorite version of a baked potato.
The Hasselback potato got its name from the Hasselbacken Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. Traditionally the hasselback potato may be served with heavy cheese and breadcrumbs. Thank goodness this idea to cut the potato like an accordion was invented because it is so smart!
My version of the hasselback potatoe is sprinkled with a dried herb and garlic mixture which adds a lot of flavor to the potato. I also use little butter pieces cut up and placed carefully in between the cut potato before it bakes. Some recipes even pour a little heavy cream over the potato for extra creaminess – to make this recipe a little healthier I skipped that step.
How to Make Hasselback Potatoes (Serves 2)
What you need:
- 2 potatoes small to medium size potato per person
- 4 tablespoons of butter cut into small slices
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- garlic powder to taste
- salt and pepper
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash your potato.
- Cut the potato into very thin slices but you have to make sure it’s not too tight that you can’t fit the butter slices and also that you do not cut all the way through. Put 2 wooden spoons along the potato to make sure you do not cut all the way through and it helps guide the knife.
- Put butter slices between every couple slices. Sprinkle with dried herbs, salt and pepper. (If you don’t want to use butter you can use any other type of fat that will help the potato crisp and brown in the oven)
- Bake for 60-70 minutes until the potato is browned and crispy but cooked through. If you want to put a cheese topping take out 5-10 minutes before potatoes are done and top with toppings.
Serve as a side dish to your favorite steak dinner:
What’s your favorite way to eat potatoes? I’d love to hear!