Laurie's Kitchen

A cooking blog of some of my favorites

Hasselback Potatoes October 16, 2011

Filed under: Dinner,Potato,Side Dish — laurms15 @ 10:21 am

This was another recipe I found on Pintrest (love)!!

4 Medium Size Potatoes (or 1 per person eating)
Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper


Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Put the potato on a chopping board, flat side down. Start from one end of the potato, cut almost all the way through, at about 3 to 4 mm intervals.

Arrange the potatoes on a baking tray scatter some butter on top of each potato. Then drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

About midway through the cooking I opened the oven and sprinkled a little more olive oil/butter/salt/pepper. At this point the potato has opened a bit and more of the flavor will sink in.

Bake the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.

Variations: you can sprinkle garlic powder on top or place small slices of garlic between the slits. Or you could top with any kind of cheese. That is a favorite of mine as well!!