This show-stopping side is easier to make than it looks.

By Vanessa Greaves and Melanie Fincher
Updated November 05, 2020
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Meet Hasselback potatoes: Potatoes that are thinly sliced almost all the way through before being fanned out and baked. These fancy-looking spuds were first served at Stockholm's Scandic Hasselbacken Hotel in 1953. And yes, they're still on the restaurant menu. Talk about hot potatoes! But as show-stopping as they look, they're actually pretty easy to make. Here you'll learn how to make Hasselback potatoes step-by-step.

How to Make Hasselback Potatoes

Here's What You'll Need:

Instructions:

Although cooking a Hasselback potato is as easy as turning on the oven, the tricky part is making all those accordion cuts without taking your fingers off. After all, potatoes are round, and round things roll. The answer? Keep reading.

Slicing Hasselback Potatoes
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  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Scrub the potatoes to clean. Pat dry. You can peel them if desired.
  3. Place wooden spoons or flat-sided chopsticks on your cutting board and wedge the potato between them. Not only will that keep your potato from rolling away, your knife won't accidentally cut all the way through the potato. For small potatoes, you can place them in a large spoon for easy slicing. Another option is to use a a Hasselback slicing rack ($22; Amazon).
  4. Slice your potatoes in 1/4-inch to 1/8-inch slices, making sure to leave the bottom in tact.
  5. Arrange your potatoes in a baking dish, cut side up.
  6. Use a basting brush to brush them with half the melted butter and sprinkle with seasonings as desired.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Brush with the remaining butter. Now you can get creative with toppings! Consider adding cheese, bread crumbs, crumbled bacon, and more.
  8. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  9. Add any additional toppings like fresh herbs or green onions. Serve immediately.
tray of three Hasselback Potatoes
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More Ways to Enjoy Hasselback Potatoes

While the above method is considered the classic way to serve Hasselback potatoes, this dish lends it self really well to creativity. Load them up with sour cream, bacon, and cheddar cheese like in this Loaded Hasselback Potatoes recipe. Looking to cut back on calories? Try making them in the air fryer — it takes half the time of the traditional oven method. Browse our entire collection of baked potato recipes for more inspiration.

How to Store Hasselback Potatoes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for four to five days. Enjoy!

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