Herbed hasselback potatoes are an easy and unexpected side dish. Serve them with beef, chicken, turkey and more.
I have never made hasselback potatoes before. I know, you’re thinking, those are are really even cuts for a hasselback potato. It’s true, though and I didn’t use any tool other than the hasselback wood block cutting board to keep from slicing completely through the potato.
You’ll notice the potatoes before they are baked are very close. Don’t try to open them, you may break the potato in half. As it bakes, they will open up and the delicious compound butter will seep between the slices.
I actually melted the butter to brush on the potatoes, though very soft butter will work too. You can actually make the garlic herb butter a few days in advance which is helpful if you are serving these for the holidays or a party.
Once the potatoes come out of the oven, brush with more garlic herb butter. It may seem like a lot but it’s really not. Brushing them with butter helps them get slightly crispy and provides so much flavor.
These herbed hasselback potatoes would be delicious served with my hasselback chicken cordon blue. I know your guests will be impressed!
- 4 smaller russet potatoes, about 4 inches in length
- ¼ pound garlic herb butter (recipe below)
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
Garlic Herb Butter
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- ⅛ cup fresh parsley leaves
- Make garlic butter: Add butter, chopped garlic cloves and parsley to mini food processor. Process until garlic is barely noticeable and parsley is chopped. Remove from processor bowl and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Using 2 wooden spoons, or a hasselback potato cutting board. Make even cuts in each potato being extremely careful to NOT cut completely through potato. Place on a foil lined rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining potatoes.
- Using a pastry brush, brush soft garlic herb butter over each cut potato. Bake in preheated oven a total of 40 - 50 minutes, brushing with the garlic herb butter half way through. By this time the potato should begin to fan out and butter will melt between slices.
- Remove from oven when potatoes are done and slightly crispy. Brush with more garlic herb butter. Serve immediately.
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Don’t forget to check out the other awesome Holiday Side Dishes posted today:
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- Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese from Palatable Pastime