Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hasselback Potatoes

I saw these potatoes while clicking around a blog carnival. I was immediately smitten, despite not being the biggest fan of potatoes.

We had company this week for dinner, so what better time to try something "special?" In reality it's just a baked potato, but the presentation is what earns it a gold star.

I used Chris's pictured tip of slicing the potato sandwiched between two items to avoid cutting all the way through. He used chopsticks, I used the handles of two wooden spoons. (See his post for photo demonstration.)

There really isn't a recipe, per se.

Just grab potatoes, give them a good scrub, slice them, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with Kosher salt and black pepper. Pop into a 350° oven for about an hour, until the insides are tender and the outside is crisp and browned.

Serve plain, with butter, with sour cream, or ketchup!

10 comments:

Dawn said...

Cute!!! And yummy looking too! Im going to do that with my potato tonight!

Mara @ What's For Dinner? said...

oooh when i made these, i put slices of garlic between each slice, and then topped with goat cheese...drool...

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I've seen these before but have never made them that way. They look so fancy!!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I am obsessed with potatoes. OBSESSED and I need to try this!

Errign said...

They look so fancy. :) We always make our potatoes on the grill - no idea why!

Roz said...

So simple, you so fancy!!!! I think I would like one with bacon. But, what DOESN'T go with bacon!? Have a great day Christina!

Food Frenzy said...

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The Diva on a Diet said...

I've always wanted to try these ... but I keep forgetting. Your yummy photo is sure to remind me. It looks scrumptious!

Laura said...

WOW these are so cool looking, I need to quite being lazy and make them!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Potatoes are definitely one of my fav foods--I need to try this out--looks so cool!