What Are Hasselback Potatoes?
Hasselback potatoes are a type of baked potato which are cut about halfway through to form thin, fan-like slices. They can be served as a side dish or main course and were reportedly invented in the 1950s by a Swedish chef at a restaurant called Hasselbacken in Stockholm.
How to Cut Hasselback Potatoes?
Use a sharp knife to cut the potatoes vertically, making sure to not go all the way through. Try to keep each slice the same width (approximately a quarter of an inch) to ensure even cooking, and use chopsticks or a deep spoon, so you don't accidentally cut through.
How to Make Hasselback Potatoes?
These irresistible cheesy Hasselback potatoes are the perfect potato snack, and making them is as simple as cutting your potatoes, brushing them with a mixture of seasoning and oil, baking, stuffing with cheese, and baking again.
What Kind of Potatoes Work Best for Hasselback?
Starchy varieties of potatoes like Russet, Idaho, and Yukon Gold make the best creamy hasselback potatoes. All-rounder and floury potatoes like King Edward, Maris Piper, and Rosamunda also give good results.
What to Serve with Hasselback Potatoes?
Roasted steak, chicken, and turkey pair beautifully with these cheesy Hasselback potatoes. You can also pair these delicious baked potatoes with creamy sauces, sunny-side-up eggs, and some lightly cooked vegetables.
Here are some delicious recipes you can prepare:
How to Store Hasselback Potatoes?
These deliciously cheesy Hasselback potatoes can be refrigerated for up to 5 days in an airtight container and be frozen without their stuffing for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag. To reheat, bake for about 15-20 minutes at 350° F once thawed (microwaving is also an option, but baking will give the best results).