Pinterest, Nailed it! | Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

Hasselback_potatoes

A couple of weeks ago one side of our family held our Christmas Dinner early so as many of us as possible could get together.  I loved this evening, it felt so relaxed and without the crazy that a bunch of family driving all over the place on Christmas day can sometimes bring.

Of course we all brought something to share, I made a lemon tart which tasted amaze but looked like crap, and I also finally made the great Pinterest stalwart – Hasselback Potatoes.  I had never tried these before but the heady combo of potatoes, bacon, cheese and butter seemed like a failsafe recipe, and it was.

Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

  • As many large roasting potatoes as you require
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Bacon

Par boil potatoes, lay them in the concave part of a wooden spoon and slice them almost all the way through.  I spaced the slices about a cm apart.  Melt some butter in a mixing bowl.  Dunk each potato into the butter and give them a good tumble with a spoon so all of the slices are buttered up.  Pop the spuds on a baking tray or roasting dish and into the oven at 200°.  When the potatoes start to fan out, add a little cm x cm slice of bacon between each slice.  When they are almost done (45 min to an hour later depending on your oven and the size of the potatoes) sprinkle liberally with grated cheese/parmesan etc.  Serve with sour cream and enjoy!

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Melissa

I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

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