These salty, crispy roasted Hasselback Potatoes are one of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes, especially when you get them good and salty with sea salt! They are a great alternative to my popular twice baked potatoes and your company (or family) is sure to love them.
What are Hasselback Potatoes?
Hasselback potatoes (or Potato à la Hasselbacken) were first created back in the 50’s in a restaurant named Hasselbacken in Stockholm, which is where the name originated from. To prepare them, they are sliced several times across the width of the potato about halfway through and baked or roasted in the oven.
How to Make Hasselback Potatoes
To prepare, you’ll need a sharp knife, a cutting board and two wooden spoons to start. Wash and dry your potatoes (leaving the skin on) and place them near your cutting board. Follow the directions I’m going to outline below to prepare them.
- Russet Potatoes
- Sea Salt
- Vegetable Oil
- Parsley Flakes
Follow the directions within my recipe card below for additional details. Here, however, I’ll explain how to prepare the potatoes.
Place each potato between two small wooden spoons, so that the spoons are running along the LENGTH of the potato. You want to cut across the width of the potato, not cut it length-wise.
Using a sharp knife,width-wise slice the potato about every 1/8-inch. The wooden spoons are going to stop you from cutting all the way through the potato. The smaller the slices you make, the faster and crispier the potato will be!
Place the sliced potatoes on the baking sheet and brush them with the vegetable oil, then sprinkle with the sea salt and follow the baking instructions below.
Some other great potato recipes to try:
The BEST Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Simple Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes
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ways to prepare potatoes, especially when you get them good and salty
with sea salt!
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 1 hour
- Total Time
- 1 hour 10 minutes
- Side Dish
- Karlynn Johnston
- 4 Russet potatoes washed with skin on
- 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- flaked sea salt
- butter for melting on top
- parsley flakes to garnish
- Preheat your oven to 450°F. Line a small baking sheet with foil.
- Place each potato between two small wooden spoons, so that the spoons are running along the LENGTH of the potato. You want to cut across the width of the potato, not cut it length-wise.
- Using a sharp knife,width-wise slice the potato about every 1/8-inch. The wooden spoons are going to stop you from cutting all the way through the potato. The smaller the slices you make, the faster and crispier the potato will be!
- Place the sliced potatoes on the baking sheet and brush them with the vegetable oil, then sprinkle with the sea salt.
- Bake the potatoes for 55 to 60 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the skin is crispy.
- Remove and place a pat of butter on top of each one, letting it melt and soak in. Sprinkle with parsley to serve!
- You can use red potatoes for this recipe as well!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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Beverly Largent says
Very good dish. Lots of compliments
Mary MacKenzie says
Can you do these in an air fryer
Juliette Malone says
I baked these potato and they or so good i did them as a test and they turned out great I am going to make them for my family
These were so delicious!! I have a question though – mine were EXTREMELY crispy on the outer pieces and then soft in the middle. We didn’t really mind but I was wondering if there’s a tip to get them evenly crispy throughout? Thanks for the great recipe!
Nice recipe. I’ll be cooking it day after tmro. Thinking of a nice Greek yogurt crema with diced capers and thyme to drizzle over the top when served.
Ronalee Porter says
I did not see what the oven temperature is. Please advise thank you
Selma Hernandez says
My family loved the potatoes. I made this recipe 3 times in the last two months and asked to make them for Christmas also. I bake my potatoes with dry Italian herbs.
Kelly Spear says
The potatoes were wonderful with bbq! Thank you for sharing!
Selma Hernandez says
My family loved the potatoes. I made this recipe 3 times now and asked to make them for Christmas also. I bake my potatoes with dry Italian herbs.
Do you put a butter piece between each slice? Thanks
I’ve never heard of cooking a potato this way! It was delicious with nothing added so much healthier minus a lot of butter, sour cream, etc. thanks for the recipe.