Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hasselback or Accordion Potatoes

So easy and so full of flavor!
I served mine with tomato salad with onion.
So good !
I made 2 at the beginning to test out a theory of mine and I found out it is not indicated to stuff your potatoes with cheese and bake them uncovered.
The cheese will obviously met and burn.

2 medium potatoes per person
2-3 cloves of garlic, sliced
2-4 TBSP oil (olive oil if you have)
2 TBSP butter
kosher salt
sausage if you have or like (cooked or uncooked)

Preheat the oven to 425 F.
Scrub your potatoes well and if the are not new potatoes, you can peel them.
Place the potatoes flat side down on your cutting board.
Start at one end of the potato and cut 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick slices, almost all the way through.
Place the potatoes in a baking dish or put them in a piece of aluminum foil.

Insert garlic, meat, butter in between the slices.
Drizzle oil and sprinkle seasonings.
If you are using aluminum now is the time to tightly wrap them all the way and place them in a baking tray.
Bake them for 40-60 minutes or until they turn crispy and they are soft on the inside and cooked all the way through.
If, however, used aluminum foil wrap, I suggest you bake them without the foil for the last 20 minutes.
Otherwise they just tend to steam a lot in the foil and may be too soft for your taste.
2 potatoes for 1 person and with a small bowl of salad on the side is plenty of food for dinner, even if you may not think so.

The cheese experiment.

The result of the cheese experiment.


  1. I notice alot of mashed, baked, and al gratin potatoes as a side dish on menus. When do you suspose hasselback potatoes will start showing up as a side dish?

  2. When somebody suggests this, like it usually happens when stuff. Take food network for example - they did not start to show really big close-ups of food until people started pouring with requests for that. So go ahead, ask for it when you go out and have a nice meal at your fav restaurant !