Monday, January 23, 2012
We love potatoes in our house. It doesn't matter if they are mashed, French fried or any other kind. We have them on a regular bases. When I saw the recipe for hasselback potatoes that Mary at Barefeet In The Kitchen had posted, I knew that it would be a recipe that I would have to try. I had never heard of this type of potato before and thought it was quite interesting.
The other night I decided to make a simple meatloaf for dinner. Mike loves meatloaf and his favorite side dish for meatloaf is (you got it) baked potato. It was a great opportunity to try this new discovery. It was a hit with both Mike and myself, we both love them. I sprinkled mine with about a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese when the potato had 5 minutes to bake and added a little sour cream once they were baked, where Mike went without the cheese and sour cream on his. This is one bake potato that we will be making over and over again in the future.
I have to include the tip that Mary had in her post for cutting these potatoes, it made it super easy. Place a chop stick on both sides of the potato and make your slices in the potato. The chop stick will prevent you from cutting all the way through the potato creating your hasselback potato.
These potatoes are quick and easy to prepare. Thanks Mary for sharing this recipe. Make sure that you visit Mary's site Barefeet In The Kitchen, she always has amazing recipes and wonderful pictures.
Hassleback Potatoes (Adapted from Barefeet In The Kitchen)
Simply wash the amount of potatoes that you would like to serve. Cut slices using chop sticks on both sides of the potato to prevent from cutting all the way through. Set potatoes on baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil (about 1/2 tablespoon per potato, it will also depend on the size of the potato) making sure you get between the slices. Sprinkle with course sea salt to taste.
In a preheated 400 degrees F oven bake until potatoes are tender about 50 to 60 minutes. I sprinkled about a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese the last 5 minutes of baking time Top with your favorite potato toppings. The possibilities are endless.