Easy Hasselback potatoes

Updated: Apr 8



What are Hasselback Potatoes?


Hasselback potatoes are a type of baked potato where the majority of the potato is cut into thin slices, leaving only a few millimetres at the bottom of the potato uncut - giving it its unique look.


If you haven't tried hasselback potatoes before, now is the time! Read on to discover our easy hasselback potatoes recipe.


how to cook hasselback potatoes


How do you make hasselback potatoes? Well, I'm glad you asked. Hasselback potatoes are really easy to make, that's once you know exactly how to do them. This recipe for hasselback potatoes will explain and show you exactly how to perfect them!


What is the hasselback technique?


This technique helps you slice the potatoes without actually slicing them the whole way through. You'll need a wooden spoon, knife and your new/baby potatoes. Just place the potato on the wooden spoon and begin to slice the potato from one end to the other. You want to slice the potato width ways, rather than length ways. Each slice should be a couple of millimetres apart (so, very close together).


The wooden spoon should stop your knife from reaching the bottom of the potato and therefore leave a couple of millimetres of the potato still attached. Watch the video below to see exactly how it's done.



I like to serve hasselback potatoes as a side dish or as a main with a range of delicious toppings. My absolute favourite topping for hasselback potatoes is my pea and mint pesto. The combination of crispy, salty potatoes and the fresh taste of mint make a truly heavenly combination. It also makes a pretty balanced meal, offering a range of nutrients from the nuts, peas, nutritional yeast and potatoes.



Total Prep and Cooking Time: 1 hour

Equipment Needed: Oven

Ingredients


  • New or baby potatoes

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Method


1. Firstly, turn the oven on to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.


2. Then, you'll need to grab a wooden spoon, knife and your potatoes. Place the potato on the wooden spoon and begin to slice the potato from one end to the other, slicing each section as close together as possible. The wooden spoon should stop your knife reaching the bottom of the potato and therefore keeping each slice attached. Watch the video above to see exactly how it's done.


3. Once your potatoes have been sliced using a wooden spoon, place them on a baking tray. Generously drizzle the potatoes with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


4. Mix well to ensure the potatoes are well covered with oil. Then, check the potatoes to ensure the sliced side is facing up.


5. Place the tray in the oven and cook for 45 minutes.


6. Once cooked, serve and enjoy!

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