Friday, November 29, 2013

Hasselback Potatoes

 I originally saw this recipe when my niece made them for Thanksgiving. I researched several recipes  and this is what I found.
The one listed at the bottom of this post is from the original restaurant recipe at the restaurant in Sweden.

Swedish version of baked potatoes. These baked potato fans were popularized as the namesake dish of the restaurant at the Hasselbacken Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.
This baked potato is not your average baked potato! This looks like a very fancy side dish, but is actually very easy to do. As it bakes, the slices fan out slightly for a show-stopping presentation. This is as comfortable at a family dinner as it would be at a dinner party. Definitely a unique and delicious way to serve potatoes.

The following are variations on the potato.
You can experiment with your own versions.

3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
1/3 C olive oil
4 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 TBS finely chopped fresh rosemary (divided)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Slice the bottom off each potato and cut crosswise at 1/8-inch intervals, cutting to within 1/4 inch of the bottom. 

Place the potatoes in a large bowl, add the olive oil, salt and pepper and 1 tablespoon of the rosemary and toss well, working the salt mixture in between the slices. Arrange the potatoes on a sheet pan cut side up.

Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes, until they are tender and golden and crisp on top

Here's another recipe:
This makes about 8 potatoes.

1/4 C grated Parmesan
1/2 C fine bread crumbs
5 TBS butter (melted), divided
1 tsp paprika
Kosher Salt

Place the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon melted butter, paprika, and salt in a food processor; process until blended.
Brush prepared potatoes with 2 tablespoons melted butter (making sure some gets in the potato cracks), and pat the prepared cheese/bread crumb mixture on top of each potato.
Place potatoes in an oiled 9"X13" baking dish; cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake an additional 15 minutes until they turn crispy and the flesh is soft.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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