The Hasselback potatoes are Swedish and are not your average baked potatoes. They look very fancy and elegant and can make quite an impression at your dinner table.
These baked potato fans were popularized as the namesake dish of the restaurant at the
Hasselbacken Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden in the 1700s. In Sweden, these delicious potatoes are called “hasselbackspotatis.”
They are very easy to make and have an amazing taste. Each potato is cut into thin slices across almost right through, but not quite, and then roasted in buttery oil; as they cook, the potatoes fan out, like slightly fleshy crisps with their bottoms still attached. I cut them a little different.
- 1 teaspoon chili
- 3 potatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoon melted butter
Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F). In a bowl mix the butter, chili, salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic.
Cut the potato in half and put a wooden kebab stick through the potato. Cut the potatoes in small slices around the stick. Put the potatoes on a loaf pan. Brush the potatoes with the butter mix. Bake until tender and crisp, 55 to 60 minutes. Enjoy!