Hasselback potatoes, a trendy twist to the classic

Hasselback potatoes, a trendy twist to the classic

By 04/07/2014

I thought I must share this unique, tasty and elegant way to serve potatoes. So easy yet so delicious.

If you like a twist to classic baked potatoes Hasselback potatoes are the perfect alternative; they are a Swedish invention. Their name comes from a restaurant in Stockholm called Hasselbacken Hotel.

All you do is slice the potato to create slits, but making sure not to cut right through the potato. I can guarantee they are worth the effort.

The trick is to put two wooden spoons on each side of the potato so the knife won't go right through.

Serve them as a side dish.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



Wash the potatoes well. Put two wooden spoons on each side of the potatoes and with a sharp knife make some incisions about 4 mm distant to each other

slicing potatoes

Chop the herbs finely and put them in between the potato slits, sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Put them in the oven at 200C and cook for about 40-45 minutes until the potatoes are soft.

Hasselback potatoes with herbs

Take them out of the oven sprinkle with Parmesan and breadcrumbs and finish off with some flakes of butter. Put the potatoes back in the oven and let them crisp up for 2 to 5 minutes.

hasselback potatoes

hasselback potatoes


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9 Responses to Hasselback potatoes, a trendy twist to the classic

  1. Angie (@angiesrecipess)

    They are PERFECT, Alida. I made some baked potatoes for the lunch today…now I have a craving for hasselback potatoes :-))

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Buone le patate al forno, presentate così sono fantastiche, brava! Un abbraccio!

  3. Javelin Warrior

    I’ve never made hasselback potatoes before, but I love the sound of these and a perfect side for steak. And the rosemary is such a wonderful addition to any potato…

  4. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    How lovely! I love this type of potato, but I have eaten this before, but not make them. They look intimidating, but I see that they are not. Love your technique of using the spoons to not cut all the way through. The ingredients you use are delicious, who wouldn’t want a Hasselback Potato! I am definitely going to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing ….Have a good weekend, Alida..enjoy! Dottie πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Yes please do try these as they are so easy to prepare and so tasty. My children begged me to do them again! Have a nice weekend Dottie x

  5. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    These look so amazing yet surprisingly simple! We eat baked potatoes all the time because they are so quick, but they can get very boring. Next time we are definitely having Hasselbacks!!!!! Thank you for posting these….. you may just have cheered up our tea times………

  6. Louise

    I LOVE Hasselback potatoes, Alida. Yours look delicious with Rosemary and Parmesan, what could be wrong, lol…I had no idea they were a Swedish invention. Very cool:) Thanks for sharing, Alida…

  7. Louise White

    Love this recipe! Why have I never heard of this before? Will be making this for sure over the weekend. Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Thanks Louise πŸ™‚

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