Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Swedish Baked Potatoes


Baked Hasselback Potatoes
This Swedish dish takes its name from Hasselbacken, the Stockholm restaurant where it was first served. The seasoned fancy looking potatoes turn out crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. There's nothing too fancy about these Hasselback potatoes, they are just part-sliced baked potatoes garnished with Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic and some chives. Be careful when you’re cutting them not to go all the way through the potato or you’ll just end up with sliced potatoes!

Ingredients (serves 4)
4 medium potatoes, scrubbed (leave skin on)
4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
3 tbsp of olive oil
salt
pinch of smoked paprika
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
chopped chives for garnish

Preheat the oven to 425˚F (220ºC).
Slice each potato crosswise at 1/8-inch intervals, cutting to within 1/4 inch of the bottom.
Be careful not to slice all the way through. The potato will fan out a bit as it bakes.

Combine olive oil, garlic, salt, smoked paprika and parmesan cheese in a small bowl.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Carefully insert pinches of this mixture in between the slits of the potatoes. Rub the outsides of the potatoes with residual oil.

Bake for about 40-45 minutes. The inside should be cooked through and the outside of the potato should be a bit crispy.

Garnish with additional parmesan and chives!

I like this recipe because you can bake just one in a toaster oven with a much shorter cooking time. I like the use of olive oil instead of butter. I think I might make these tomorrow. I have all the ingredients on hand. Yum.

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4 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Thats my kind of potato.. thank you for sharing the recipe.. Its sounds wonderful.. My daughter especially will love these..

Happy Thanksgiving

Marilyn said...

YU---UUMM!!!
Hope you have the best day ever and thank you for posting the best picture of Turkey Day.... I love this print..and the little rhyme isn't bad either!

Kristina said...

Thank you for this gorgeous recipe. My family will love it and it is elegant enough for dinner parties, too. I'm heading to the kitchen now.

Content in a Cottage said...

Kristina...

My mouth started watering when I saw the photo again. These yummy potatoes would be the star of any meal.
xo, Rosemary