Hasselback Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 3 Russet potatoes, cleaned, skin on
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 tbsp fine bread crumbs
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp rosemary, finely chopped

To each potato, using a sharp chef's knife, begin making about 1/4 inch slices, working your knife all the way near the bottom of the potato, but not slicing all of the way through. If it help you, can you lay out two chopsticks, placing the potato in between the chopsticks, and using them as your guide. Make your slices on each potato. Think of this as practicing your knife skills. Take your time and get as precise as you can. Do this for each potato.

Melt three tablespoons of butter, then add in the olive oil. Mix well.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Add the potatoes to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and with a spoon, begin drizzling the butter and olive oil mixture into the gaps of every potato. You will want to be sure that every potato gets a generous amount of the melted butter. Shower the potatoes with the salt and pepper.

Add the potatoes in the preheated oven and cook for 45 minutes.

About 40 minutes into the cooking process, add the parsley, minced garlic, rosemary, and breadcrumbs, a pinch of salt and pepper, and give a good stir. Melt the additional three tablespoons of butter, and add the butter to the breadcrumb mixture.

After 45 minutes, remove the potatoes as they should be fork tender and already looking delicious. Spread the breadcrumb mixture on top of each potato.

Preheat your broiler to 425 degrees.

Add the potatoes back into the oven, under the broiler, for about 5 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are a golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve.

Your end result is a really great looking hasselback potato, and within each sliver, is a perfect bite. Balanced with the rosemary and garlic, and the delicious butter, you get a nice crunchy exterior along with the soft interior. Nothing could have been better to serve with the grilled steaks.

I am not sure what was the star of the dinner, was it the hassleback potatoes, or was it the steak? Whatever the case, the pairing was super delicious, and the leftover hasselback potatoes made a great fritatta the following day. Hope you enjoy.