BABY HASSELBACK POTATOES

Hassselback Potatoes on Sheet Pan

BABY HASSELBACK POTATOES

by | Dec 17, 2021

Potatoes sometimes get a bad name and many people avoid them because they are higher in carbs than their non-starchy vegetable counterparts. Potatoes are delicious, and it turns out they are good for your health too. According to Healthline.com, potatoes are full of vitamins and minerals, they are a good source of antioxidants which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and they may improve blood sugar control and digestive health. One of my favorite ways to enjoy potatoes is this recipe for Baby Hasselback Potatoes.

Where Does The Name “Hasselback” Come From?

If you’re not familiar with Hasselback potatoes, you might wonder where the name comes from. These potatoes are named after the Swedish restaurant, Hasselbacken, where they were first served in 1953. Hasselbacks are potatoes of any variety that are sliced, not completely all the way through, into very thin layers. They are then roasted to create a delicious, golden brown crunchy exterior while retaining their creamy interior.

I like to use multicolored baby or fingerling potatoes when making Hasselbacks but you can use any type of potato that you like. To create the thin slices without cutting all the way through, using a sharp knife, place each of the baby or fingerling potatoes on a wooden spoon and slice thinly. The wooden spoon will allow you to slice them without cutting all the way through. If you’re using larger potatoes, you can place chop sticks or wooden spoon handles on either side of the potatoes and slice thinly. Here’s a quick tutorial for larger potatoes. Additionally, there are utensils available that make the cutting process easier and more exact, but I think the wooden spoon method works well, so I have never invested in any of these.


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Baby Hasselback Potatoes

Crisp and brown on the outside and creamy and delicious on the inside, Baby Hasselback Potatoes take your potato side dish to the next level.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 228kcal

Equipment

  • Sharp Knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Large Bowl
  • Large sheet pan lined with parchment paper
  • Basting or pastry brush

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds multicolored baby potatoes or fingerlings
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil Avoid extra virgin olive oil for this recipe because the smoke point is lower than the recommended cooking temperature.
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs such as thyme or chives

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 450° F.
  • Place each baby potato on a wooden spoon and slice thinly through the potato until you reach the rim of the spoon. This process allows you to avoid cutting all the way through which is difficult without the spoon. The potatoes are held together at the bottom and can be fanned out( like an accordion) on the top.
  • In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Add the potatoes to the bowl and toss gently to avoid breaking them apart.
  • Place the potatoes on a large sheet pan lined with parchment paper with the cut sides facing up. Use the basting brush to make sure that the olive oil mixture makes its way into the crevices.
  • Roast the potatoes about 45-50 minutes until they are easily pierced with a sharp knife and the tops are brown and crispy. The roasting time will depend on the size of your potatoes. Check them after 30 minutes for doneness.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh herbs such as chives or thyme.
  • Hasselback potatoes are best served immediately.

Notes

The nutrition information below is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s, dietician’s or doctor’s advice.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg

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You’ll need the following ingredients for these Baby Hasselback Potatoes…

  • Multicolored baby potatoes or fingerlings-1 ½ pounds
  • Olive oil-3 Tablespoons Avoid extra virgin olive oil for this recipe because the smoke point is lower than the recommended cooking temperature. The picture incorrectly shows extra virgin olive oil.
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh herbs such as thyme or chives-2 Tablespoons
Ingredients For Baby Hasselback Potatoes

Let’s Get Going…

Heat the oven to 450°.

Place each baby potato on a wooden spoon and slice thinly through the potato until you reach the rim of the spoon. This process allows you to avoid cutting all the way through which is difficult without the spoon. The potatoes are held together at the bottom. You will be able to fan them out( like an accordion) on the top.


In a large bowl, combine olive oil, salt and pepper.


Add the potatoes to the bowl and toss gently to avoid breaking them apart.


Place the potatoes on a large sheet pan lined with parchment paper with the cut sides facing up. Use the basting brush to make sure that the olive oil mixture makes its way into the crevices.

Baby Hasselback Potatoes On Sheet Pan


Roast the potatoes about 45-50 minutes until you can easily pierce them with a knife and the tops are brown and crispy. The roasting time will depend on the size of your potatoes. Check them after 30 minutes for doneness.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh herbs such as chives or thyme.

Hasselback potatoes are best served immediately.

I tried this recipe out on my grandchildren, and they didn’t love the added thyme, but the chives were a big hit!

Baby Hasselback Potatoes on Plate

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