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Every Valentines day we always try something new that we have never tried before. This year we tried making the Hasselback potatoes th...

Hasselback Potatoes

Every Valentines day we always try something new that we have never tried before. This year we tried making the Hasselback potatoes that is common to Swedish cuisine. The important thing is to use new or fresh potatoes that are almost egg size to get them to bake faster. It takes 10 minutes to cut them and an hour to bake them, so this is something that you can prepare only when you have the time. Next time you decide to serve something special for your guests or your family, try these potatoes. They are crunchy, delicious and very cute. I also found that they tasted fine when I microwaved them and served them for dinner the next day. These can be served as a part of the meal or as a bite size appetizer.


Baking Pan
Wooden Spoon 
Cutting Board
Measuring Spoons


Fresh, New Potatoes of even size - 12
Butter - 1 tbsp
Olive Oil - 3 tbsp
Garlic - 1 few pods
Sour Cream - 1/4 cup
Herbs- chives, cilantro - 1 tbsp


1. Place a fresh potato that fits the mouth of a wooden spoon.

2. Evenly cut the potatoes into slices making sure that you do not cut all the way through.

3.The idea is to hold all the slices together at the base. The wooden spoon helps in achieving this.

4. Soak the potatoes in water to keep them from turning brown.

5. Heat 3 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter in a heavy bottom wok. Then add the potatoes and allow them to get coated in the oil and butter for a few minutes.

6. Make sure that the oil and butter are well distributed into the slices. Remove and place it on a lined baking pan. Sprinkle some salt on each potato and bake in the oven at 425 degrees for about an hour.

7. The Potatoes will look crunchy and roasted. Remove from the oven and add various desirable toppings. If using garlic, mince the garlic and mix with oil, chill powder and salt before adding on top and put it back in the oven for a few minutes to remove the strong taste of garlic.


  1. Wow that a nice looking baked potato, beautiful

  2. these are so interesting..i have never tried these before....simply superb!

  3. I have tried jacket potato in the microwave. This is a different technique. Will try this too.

  4. Potato looks yum.. I love the scores on the potato..

  5. I saw this somewhere and wondered how to do it, thanks for the detailed post!

  6. Lovely recipe,bookmarking this!!
    My son's birthday was on n 9th Feb,dear!!

    Erivum Puliyum