Hasselback potatoes Potatoes and cruschi peppers

If you are looking for a very easy outline, but also effective, with an international flavor, try the Hasselback potatoes. A classic of the Nordic countries, but not the usual potatoes: the appearance is elegant and the flavor very tasty


  • 4 medium to large potatoes
  • 30 g of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 sprigs of fresh oregano
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

The Hasselback potatoes they are a typical dish of Swedish cuisine, invented by the chef of the Hasselbacken restaurant in Stockholm, hence the name.

The parallel cuts, along the entire length of the potato, allow the chopped herbs to penetrate the heart of the tuber, making everything fragrant and tasty.

A Advice precious is to insert a wooden skewer in the lower part of the potato, so that the blade of the knife does not get to cut all the way and that the elegant fan is created.

This version is the most classic, with the butter and the peel of the potatoes intact, enriched only by a fragrant mince of herbs.

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Like duchess potatoes, Hasselback potatoes are a delicious side dish, but accompanied by a good cheese they become an exquisite and complete dinner.

Lovers of baked potatoes will love this variant!

OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Potato pie in a pan, Potatoes with sausage baked in foil, Potato rosti with smoked salmon and cheese

How to prepare: Hasselback potatoes

Potatoes are the queen of side dishes, they go well with everything, from meat to fish, but if you are looking for a new way to serve them, try the Hasselback potatoes!

Easy execution Preparation time 20 min Cooking time 1h and 10 min Servings 4

How to prepare: Hasselback potatoes

Preparation of Hasselback Potatoes - Phase 1

Preparation of Hasselback Potatoes - Phase 1

The first thing to do in making Hasselback potatoes is to wash the potatoes well. Rub them with a cloth to clean the peel thoroughly. Cut them into thin and regular slices. To help you, you can stick each potato with a long toothpick, about an inch from the base. This will block the knife, avoiding cutting the potatoes completely. Once the process is complete, wash them under running water to remove the starch, which otherwise will keep the slices stuck together.

Preparation of Hasselback Potatoes - Phase 2

Now prepare a very fine mince of rosemary, thyme, oregano and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, then mix.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in the microwave or in a double boiler.

Preparation of Hasselback Potatoes - Phase 3

Preparation of Hasselback Potatoes - Phase 3

Brush the potatoes with the butter entering well into the cracks, then distribute the aromatic mixture inside them.
Arrange the seasoned potatoes in a baking dish lined with parchment paper, brush them again with a little butter, any remaining aromatic mince and breadcrumbs. Bake at 200 ° C for 60-70 minutes. Check the cooking of the Hasselback potatoes by inserting a toothpick up to the base of the potatoes.