What is Hasselback Potatoes?

hasselback potatoes with cheese

Hasselback potatoes, also known as Hasselbacken potatoes, are a classic Swedish dish that originated in the Hasselbacken restaurant in Stockholm year 1953. They are thinly sliced potatoes that are baked in the oven until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

To make Hasselback potatoes, start by washing and drying the potatoes. Slice them thinly, but be careful not to slice all the way through. Place the potatoes in a baking dish and brush them with melted butter or oil. Season them with salt and pepper, and any other herbs or spices you prefer. Bake the potatoes in a preheated oven at 425°F/220°C for 40-50 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

hasselback potatoes baked in a cast iron skillet

When it comes to cookware, a baking dish or baking sheet works best for Hasselback potatoes. If you don't have one, you can also use a cast iron skillet or a roasting pan.

Hasselback potatoes are a versatile side dish that pairs well with a variety of meats, including roast beef, chicken, and pork. They can also be served with a variety of sauces, such as sour cream, gravy, or a garlic butter sauce. Additionally, you can also top them with grated cheese, bacon, or chopped herbs for added flavor.

See this page for 4 ways to cut Hasselback potatoes.

praparing hasselback potatoes that will be baked and served in a cast iron skillet

In summary, Hasselback potatoes are a classic Swedish dish that is made by thinly slicing potatoes and baking them in the oven. They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and can be paired with a variety of meats and sauces. They can be cooked in a baking dish, cast iron skillet or a roasting pan.


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