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How to cut a Hasselback Potato

You don’t need any special kitchen gadgets for this eye-catching side that’s certain to steal the show at dinnertime. Prepping potatoes Hasselback-style—i.e. making a series of evenly spaced, thin slices that go across but not all the way through—is an easy way to elevate ordinary roasted spuds. With crisp edges, tender middles, and more surface area and crevices to catch all your favorite toppings, you may never go back to traditional ‘taters again. 
festive Cooking technique how to Hasselback

Ready to get Hasselbacking? This simple technique works on any type of potato, from russets to red potatoes, sweet potatoes, and more.

Step 1. Place two wooden spoons on either side of the potato to secure it in place. Keeping the potato stationary helps to create more even slices, and the wooden spoons prevent the knife from slicing all the way through the bottom.

Step 2: Using a sharp knife, make evenly spaced, 1/8-inch-thick slices across the entire potato. Be sure to only slice 3/4 of the way through, so the potato remains intact.

Step 3: Season potatoes with salt and pepper. Brush with melted butter. Bake at 425°F. until potatoes are fork-tender and edges are crisped

Tip: Once potatoes have cooled slightly, use a fork to gently fan apart the slices for more dramatic presentation and extra room for toppings.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon-Maple Butter


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