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Hasselback Potatoes

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I like potatoes, my kids like potatoes, we all like potatoes.  Potatoes are versatile but they can still get a little boring.  Hasselback potatoes are a way of mixing things up. Since they are potatoes they are quite forgiving by nature and taste so enjoy, even if you accidentally slice all the way through a few…


Hasselback Potatoes

Serves: 8
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min

Ingredients:

  • 8—6 to 8 oz. baking potatoes (Yukons or Russets), rinsed and scrubbed
  • 2-4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Grass-fed Butter/ Ghee, melted
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley or chives, optional garnish
  • Fresh-grated Parmesan Cheese, optional garnish

Recipe:
Preheat oven to 450° degrees F. Oil a large shallow baking dish or sheet.

If desired, cut a narrow (¼-inch) slice from the bottom of each potato; discard the slice (this helps the potato lie flat and not roll).

Use a sharp knife and slice each potato crosswise, making 1/8—1/4 inch parallel slices.  Do not cut all the way through. Leave 1/4—1/2 inch of the bottom of the potato intact.

Put the sliced potatoes in a bowl of water and gently flex the potato fans open to help rid the potatoes of excess starch. Dry before baking.

Mix Oil or butter/ ghee, garlic, paprika, and salt.

Brush prepared potatoes with the mixture (making sure some gets in the potato cracks), sprinkle with Parmesan, if desired.

Place potatoes in the oiled baking dish; and bake 40—45 minutes. Bake until the outside of the potatoes are crispy and the flesh is soft.

Garnish with parsley or chives and Parmesan, if desired.



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