Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hasselback Potatoes ~ Ode to a Tuber...Part One



Who doesn't love a good potato recipe?

As soon as I saw these potatoes I knew I would be making them very soon. Thank you Cathy, for sharing the recipe!

There's nothing like a wonderful, crispy potato to compliment a piece of fish, so when I decided to grill salmon last night, I tried my first new potato recipe of 2009.




The recipe is so very simple and the possibilities are endless.

Simply take a whole, scrubbed potato (I used Russets) and, with a very sharp knife, cut slices into the potato without going all the way through (some ends fell off for me but that didn't matter). I've read that putting a large wooden spoon under the potato helps to not cut all the way through.

Then, brush olive oil over the potatoes and between the slices. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper to taste and then dust with paprika. I didn't add the fresh herbs at the end like Cathy.  Also, I used russets instead of red potatoes because that's what I had on hand.

Bake in a 450F degree oven until crispy. I found mine needed about 40 minutes but I would start watching them after 25 minutes since ovens and potato sizes are different. When they come out of the oven you can drizzle them with a little melted butter for a more decadent spud!

Here's a cute little potato ditty to get you in the mood ;)

17 comments:

  1. Susan..I love these..we add thin slices of onions in between each slice:)
    Yours look beautiful!

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  2. Susan- We like these very much. I add cheese and melted butter after they are done and cook till cheese melts.

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  3. Hello, Linda! I like your idea and yours too, Monique :)

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  4. I think Robert (from Dinner Impossible) did these on the Food TV Christmas special. Nice!

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  5. these look wonderful and that ditty was too funny! I'm trying them soon :-)

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  6. Those look delicious and easy, I'm definitely going to try them. My kids laughed so hard at that potato ditty thanks for posting this.

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  7. looks super susan, its on my list next real meal i make!

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  8. These look great! Donna Hay does potatoes like this as well, we made last summer using her recipe!

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  9. I love your comment on Tastespotting "for those of you still eating starch". I love this potato recipe too. I think they're also called hasselback potatoes.

    Hillary
    Chew on That

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  10. These just look so yummy, and I'm not even a potato person. Thanks for the great idea!

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  11. Susan, cute You Tube clip... I sat through it twice.

    I love the look of those potatoes. We always bake ours with lots of kosher salt, so I know we would love this method.

    Thanks for sharing, can't wait to make them.

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  12. Those might be too fancy for me, I'm just a common tater..:)
    They look delicious..., snd the ditty is adorable!

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  13. I love hasselback potatoes. Yours look really nice, Susan.

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  14. Susan, the potatoes look so good! Gosh, so many good foods to try and so little time! I'll make time for those!

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  15. Love the potato, Susan, it looks delicious! Really nice presentation! Saw you on ts, congrats!

    and the youtube, LOL, very cute!

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  16. These look like the Hasselback Potatoes. If they are, I've made them quite a few times in the past, and they are always wonderful. But your pictures make me seriously crave them all over again.

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