Cheese & Herbs Hasselback Potatoes | Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes
Cheese & Herbs Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes is Swedish side dish that gets its name from a restaurant based in Stockholm named Hasselbacken, where it was first served. Hasselback is a cooking method that is used to prepare potatoes, chicken or any other item, which is thinly sliced in even layers but not all the way through, which can further be stuffed with filling of choice.

Cheese & Herbs Hasselback Potatoes are seasoned potatoes that turn out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The ideal way for preparing these potatoes is baking which honestly takes a lot of time specially when you plan to prepare four or five of them together. I have also tried another way to prepare these is by deep frying them and it is so much faster. Some also have an opinion to par boil the potatoes and then slice and bake them. I very much liked the fried one’s simply because, frying not only reduces the cooking time also makes the potatoes crispy and they get even crispier when baked after adding the cheese.

Hasselback potatoes make an amazing appetizer that can be served with any sauce or dip of choice. I have a recent post for home made Cream Cheese Tzatziki Sauce you may want to try. This recipes calls for medium sized potatoes and some seasonings and cheese. I have used the golden yellow potatoes, you can used any that is available, even baby potatoes work good. I have also shared the method for the fried one’s towards the end of the post so you may choose your preferred way.

You can also check some of my easy potato recipes listed below:

Sliced Potatoes
Sliced Potatoes

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Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cajun spice
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp paprika (optional) or red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp of mixed dried basil, rosemary, thyme or Italian seasonings
  • 5 – 6 cheese slices
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • Salt as desired
  • Parsley / Coriander for garnishing

Hasselback Marination
Hasselback Marination

Method:

  • In a bowl, except cheese, mix all seasonings with melted butter and olive oil and set aside.
  • Wash the potatoes clean and pat it dry. Make thin and even cuts but not all the way through. You can simply place skewers on the sides which will guide you not to cut through completely.
using skewers
using skewers
  • Place the potatoes in a baking dish or tray and generously apply the marination on the potatoes and in between the cuts and leave it aside for fifteen minutes. Leave some marination for basting.
  • Now, cut the cheese slices evenly in small rectangular shape and alternately place the slices and mozzarella cheese in cuts . You may not necessarily place in all of it.

  • Bake the potatoes at 180 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove after 30 minutes and baste with the marinade, sprinkle parmesan cheese and bake again for another 30 – 45 minutes or until done.
  • Cheese & Herbs Hasselback Potatoes are ready!! Garnish and Enjoy hot with a dip of your choice.

Fried Hasselback Potatoes: (I prefer this method as it reduces the baking time)

  • Once you have made cuts to the potatoes, insert a skewer and carefully spread the cuts. You can also insert toothpicks from each end.
  • Heat enough oil in a pan and deep fry the potatoes till they look crisp or until done.
  • Place the potatoes in a baking dish or tray and generously apply the marination on the potatoes and in between the cuts and leave it aside for fifteen minutes. Leave some marination for basting.
  • Now, cut the cheese slices evenly in small rectangular shape and alternately place the slices and mozzarella cheese in cuts . You may not necessarily place in all of it.
  • Bake the potatoes at 180 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese melts.

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Cheese & Herbs Hasselback Potatoes
Cheese Herbs Hasselback Potatoes

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Rahul Pinto says:

    Those potatoes look amazing and delicious

    1. Sharon Bedi says:

      Thank you so much.. 🙂

    2. Sharon Bedi says:

      Thank you so much 😊

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