Hasselback potatoes, that also go under the name Accordion Potatoes are clearly the most impressive dish that will give a special twist to any table.
These thinly sliced roasties will impress for sure your guests or family. You don’t need much effort and time to give them a fantastic and great crispy look. These “accordion potatoes” are spectacular, tasty, and very versatile, and can be combined with a lot of ingredients. You can fill them with anything you want: dried tomatoes, olives, ham, bacon, or simply with butter, salt, and pepper. The variations of filling are endless.
These Hasselback potatoes have a huge success, due to the excellent taste and special texture. Hasselback potatoes are at the same time soft and creamy like baked potatoes, and with crispy edges, like fried potatoes. A lethal combination for any lust!
To tell you the truth, I avoid cooking these Hasselback potatoes recipe too often. Not because we don’t like them, but because we like them too much.
I hope you will like my recipe today and prepare it with pleasure. I wish you a day as tasty as possible and a good appetite!
Who invented Hasselback potatoes?
Hasselback potatoes are a traditional Swedish dish. Most sources seem to suggest that this potatoes recipe was “invented” in the 1953s at the Hasselbacken Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. Although, you can find many more histories about the invention. But is certain only one thing – that you will find this dish in almost all Swedish restaurant menus.
Hasselback potatoes are a kind of combination of baked and fried potatoes; soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.
The original recipe contained only potatoes, butter, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper, but, like any dish whose success becomes global, these Hasselback potatoes recipes now are so versatile.
What is the Hasselback technique?
This artistry technique will turn anyone into a vegetable lover. Hasselback is a cooking method in which vegetables (or other items) are thinly sliced crosswise toward the bottom, but not all the way through while keeping the vegetable whole. Then the item can be seasoned, stuffed, or topped with whatever additions you like.
As a result, you get an amazing uniformly flavored dish with a fancy visual appeal.
Most vegetables are perfect for creativity hasselbacking. Although, the once with uniform shapes are more suitable.
Here are some good vegetable ideas for horseback technique:
- Sweet Potatoes
What kind of potatoes works best for Hasselback?
I think that actually for Hasselback potato recipe you can use any varieties of potatoes. Although, I like better starchy potatoes like Yukon Gold or Russets potatoes. Anyway, Idaho potatoes, red potatoes, or even tiny new potatoes will also make delicious Hasselback potatoes.
How to make Loaded Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes?
If you are looking for something different to try with potatoes then you must try this Loaded Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes stuffed with spicy salami. Believe me, this potato will become the best one you have ever had. So, create an awesome side dish with just a few ingredients and minimum efforts.
Wash and scrub medium to big size potatoes. Then taking care not to cut all the way through the bottom of the potato cut them thin slices down.
*A good tip for slicing a potato in order to prevent from cutting it all the way through is to place it in a large wooden spoon. Another trick to prevent accidentally cutting through a potato, that I like better is placing it between two chopsticks or any wooden kitchen utensils.
So, slice potatoes as thick or as thin as you like. I usually slice potatoes to about ⅛ inch in thickness. Arrange them (the cut side up) in a previously greased with olive oil baking tray. Season generously with salt, pepper, and paprika. Drizzle some olive oil on the top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 400 °F for about 50-60 minutes or until crispy on the top and soft in the middle. Anyway, baking time depends on the potato size and the width of the cuts.
Meanwhile, slice some spicy salami and grate some mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
When the elapsed time, remove the potato out from the oven and fill each slot with salami slices. Top generously with grated cheese and return to the oven. Roast in the oven for further 15-20 minutes until the cheese has melted and is golden and bubbly.
When cooking is complete, remove Hassleback potatoes from oven and garnish with fresh chopped herbs and sour cream if desired.
Serve these satisfying potatoes paired with a vegetable salad or any meat dish!
Can you reheat Hasselback potatoes?
Definitely! These Hasselback potatoes can be easily reheated in the oven or microwave. Top with some freshly grated cheese and reheat in a preheated oven at 350°F.
I do not recommend freezing Hasselback potatoes, as after freezing they lose their taste and freshness.
- For Hasselback potatoes use a starchy type of potatoes.
- If you are in the lack of time use a smaller size of potatoes, so they will bake faster. For loaded Hasselback Potatoes, I prefer medium to big size potato.
- Be creative and use different toppings.
- For more flavor, while baking add some fresh rosemary or thyme.
- Use any type of cheese that melts easy.
- Remember, the roasting time depends on the size of your potatoes.
Loaded Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes
- baking tray
- 8 potatoes
- 4 oz salami
- 1 cup grated mozzarella
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Wash and scrub medium to big size potatoes. Then taking care not to cut all the way through the bottom of the potato cut them thin slices down.
- Arrange them (the cut side up) in a previously greased with olive oil baking tray. Season generously with salt, pepper, and paprika. Drizzle some olive oil on the top.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 400 °F for about 50-60 minutes or until crispy on the top and soft in the middle.
- When the elapsed time, remove the potato out from the oven and fill each slot with salami slices. Top generously with grated cheese and return to the oven. Roast in the oven for further 15-20 minutes until the cheese has melted and is golden and bubbly.
- Garnish with fresh chopped herbs and sour cream if desired.