Herb Roasted Hasselback Potatoes

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WHAT'S SPECIAL
The Hasselback Potato technique originated in Sweden and is named after the Hasselbacken restaurant in Stockholm, where it was first introduced. The method involves thinly slicing potatoes while leaving the base intact, creating a fan or accordion-like appearance. This style of preparation allows for a crispy exterior and a soft interior, making it a popular and visually appealing way to serve potatoes.

Herb Roasted Hasselback Potatoes

The Hasselback technique not only adds a visual appeal but also allows the herbs and seasonings to penetrate each layer, creating a delightful burst of flavors. These potatoes are versatile, making them an excellent companion to roasts, grilled meats, or enjoyed on their own with a dollop of sour cream.
Elevate your potato game with these Herb Roasted Hasselback Potatoes. The accordion-like slices create a perfect balance between crispy edges and a soft, flavorful interior. Infused with a medley of herbs, this side dish is a showstopper at any dinner table.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Sweden
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 brush for coating
  • 1 mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 6 potatoes (medium-sized -Yukon Gold or Russet)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp rosemary (fresh -finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp thyme (fresh thyme leaves)
  • salt and pepper
  • parmigiano reggiano cheese (grated -optional, for topping)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the Oven: preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Prepare the Potatoes: scrub the potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry. Place a potato on a cutting board, and using a sharp knife, make thin slices along the length of the potato, being careful not to cut all the way through. The slices should be about 1/8 to 1/4 inch apart.
  • Herb Infusion: in a small bowl, mix together olive oil, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, and thyme. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Coat the Potatoes: place the sliced potatoes on a baking sheet. Use a brush or your hands to coat each potato generously with the herb-infused oil, ensuring it gets into the slices.
  • Bake: bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy on the edges. You can baste them with the oil mixture halfway through the cooking time.
  • Optional Cheese Topping: if desired, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the potatoes during the last 10 minutes of baking.
  • Serve: once done, remove the potatoes from the oven. Serve them hot, and optionally garnish with additional herbs or a sprinkle of Parmesan.
  • Enjoy: enjoy your Herb Roasted Hasselback Potatoes as a delightful side dish to complement your main course!

Notes

  • Choose potatoes of similar size for even cooking.
  • Adjust the herbs according to your preference; rosemary, thyme, and garlic work exceptionally well.
  • Ensure not to slice the potatoes all the way through; leaving a small base helps maintain the structure.
Keyword Dairy free, gluten free, Roasted, Sweden Food, Vegan
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