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Hasselback Potatoes: Beautiful, Unique, Amazing
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Hasselback Potatoes: Beautiful, Unique, Amazing

Prep Time: 15 mins.

Cook Time: 45 mins.

This dish takes its name from Hasselbacken, the Stockholm restaurant where it was first served.

My husband is Irish, therefore a BIG fan of potatoes. Yesterday, he bought a big bag of organic russet potatoes at Trader Joe's,  so I decided to try these instead of just boiling, grilling, mashing them or throwing them in the microwave. They have such a nice presentation. They kind of remind me of Chili's Awesome Blossom; which I might try a healthier version of sometime soon. For such a simple recipe, they look like they came out of a gourmet kitchen. As for taste, any spices can be used to change the flavor, from plain and simple to very spicy, it’s all in personal taste. Think rosemary, oregano, thyme, Italian parsley, chives, chopped green chiles or jalapeño peppers, cayenne or top with my recipe of Easy Vegan Sour Cream .


  • 6 Medium Size Organic Russet Potatoes
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbps coconut spread/butter (melted)
  • Coarse Sea Salt, to taste Freshly
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsps minced fresh parsley, optional


1. Preheat oven to 450° degrees F.

2. Cut a narrow 1/4-inch slice from the bottom of each potato; discarding the slice and place on a cutting board, flat side down.

3. Start from one end of the potato, use a sharp knife and slice each potato crosswise, making 1/4-inch apart slices- making sure you don't slice it all the way through to the bottom.

4. Soak each potato into cold salted water to rid them from excess starch.

5. Dry each potato well with a paper towel.

6. Arrange the potatoes in a large lightly oiled glass-baking dish.

7. Insert minced garlic in between the slits.

8. Brush potatoes with melted butter.

9. Drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

10. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes.

11. Remove the aluminum foil and bake an additional 15 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.

12. To serve, sprinkle minced parsley over the tops of each potato. (Optional)


They are festive, delicious and ever so simple!  Try them!

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  1. Mary Ann
    I am a potato freak. This recipe sounds like pure potato heaven. Yum!
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      Hope you enjoy it Mary Ann :)
  2. Vin Chauhun
    Vin Chauhun
    the pic looks delicious. I will have to check if we get that potato in SA voted :)
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      You can use any potato Vin, even sweet potatoes.


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