Hasselback Potatoes or Hasselbackspotatis in Swedish, are a type of baked potato, where they are cut about halfway through into thin fan-like slices. They are most often served with the main course, but can also be adapted into a side dish or canapés. This swedish recipe is a crowd pleaser! So easy, not too quick (i’m afraid) but oh so crunchy and savory all at the same time! Enjoy as a main course, with a side of greek yogurt, for a healthy, light dinner.
- 4 medium organic potatoes
- 3 tbs Olive oil
- Dried Oregano
- Salt & Pepper
- 20g butter
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
How to Make It
Scrub the potatoes, if they are organic there is no need to peel them
Using a pair of chopsticks place one potato at a time on top of them and cut thin slices, stopping at the chopsticks. This will prevent you from cutting through the potato.
Prepare the marinade by adding 3 tbs of olive oil, salt & pepper and dried oregano
Place the potatoes in an oven tray
Brush the potatoes with the marinade. Make sure you brush within the layers as well
Bake at 200°C for 30 minutes
Remove from the oven, drizzle with some olive oil and season with some rock salt
Bake for another 45 minutes
Enjoy warm and crispy
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Source: NDTV Food