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Easy Crispy Hasselback Potatoes

easy crispy hasselback potatoes

 

easy crispy hasselback potatoes

Easy Crispy Hasselback Potatoes are a great potato side. Drizzled with oil, seasoned, and into the oven till the slices begin to separate and change colour. Out of the oven then slathered in butter and buttery panko crumbs, then another bout in the oven to finish crisping. We love to bake these with whole knobs of garlic to smear over the potato leaves. Delish!

Roasting Garlic

Roasting whole knobs of garlic makes the garlic rich and velvety. The flavour is sweet and mellow, not sharp and pungent as it is when raw. Simply break the knobs up into cloves when roasted and smear a little on each slice of your hasselback potato.

Our friend Carol grows magnificent organic garlic which is what we have used here. None of this garlic that is bleached white for us thanks!

Potatoes

We used large, unpeeled, even sized washed potatoes for our dish which weighed around 190 g  (7 ounces) each. You can of course use smaller potatoes and simply adjust the cooking time.

easy crispy hasselback potatoes ingredients ready to prepare
ingredients

The spoon trick

The trick to making your hasselback into accordion like even slices is to sit your potato on a large kitchen spoon. The sides of the spoon stops you slicing all the way through and gives an even depth for the cut of easy crispy hasselback potatoes.

easy crispy hasselback potatoes slicing a whole potato which is sitting on a large kitchen spoon
slicing potatoes on a large spoon helps to keep the cuts at an even depth and prevents accidentally slicing the potato in half

Butter always makes it better

We begin roasting these potatoes with oil and season them. After an hour of  roasting you remove them from the oven and liberally brush with butter which turns them golden brown. To finish, you toss some melted butter through some panko breadcrumbs and sprinkle the potatoes with them. They turn all golden and crunchy and really bring a lot to the potato party.

easy crispy hasselback potatoes sliced and par cooked and brushed with melted butter ready to go back in the oven
be generous when brushing the potatoes with melted butter

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easy crispy hasselback potatoes
Yield: as many as you like

Easy Crispy Hasselback Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Easy Crispy Hasselback Potatoes are a very easy potato dish to prepare. It is not so much a recipe as a technique. The technique may look lengthy but basically you are taking some potatoes and slicing them, drizzle with a little oil, season, bake, remove and brush with melted butter, bake a little longer, remove and sprinkle with buttered panko crumbs and bake a little longer till golden.  Make as many or as few as you like. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • even sized potatoes of your choice
  •  vegetable oil to drizzle each potato
  • salt and pepper to season
  • knobs of whole garlic - as many as you like
  • melted butter to brush your potatoes with and a little to coat the panko crumbs
  • panko breadcrumbs to sprinkle over your potatoes

Instructions

  • preheat oven to 200 c (390 f) on bake, not fan
  • cut a disc of baking paper large enough to cover bottom of your pan
  • slice potatoes using the spoon method described above
  • place potatoes in a pan large enough to take them leaving some space between each one
  • drizzle each potato with some oil, season with salt and pepper
  • place pan in the oven and set your timer for 50 minutes - assuming you are using a large sized potato (see notes above on potatoes)
  • slice the top from the garlic leaving the cloves exposed, and drizzle with a little oil
  • remove pan from oven and add garlic knobs, bake for a further 30 minutes
  • remove pan from oven and brush potatoes with melted butter
  • return pan to oven for a further 15 minutes
  • drizzle some panko crumbs with a little melted butter till just coated
  • remove pan from oven and sprinkle panko crumbs over potatoes
  • return to oven and bake till panko crumbs are golden brown (about 15 minutes)
  • serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • we used a large potatoes, so your cooking time depends on the size of potatoes you choose

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

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2 comments

  1. Avatar Carol Curtis says:

    These are gorgeous!! What a great way to eat potatoes. Thanks girls.

    1. Avatar Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Carol, yes we think they’re gorgeous too, especially smothered with loads of roasted garlic. You should also check out our recipe for potato galette with duck fat and caraway. Delicious! Jen and Jo

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