Alea’s Fast and Easy Hasselback Potatoes

by Alea on January 29, 2013

Fast and Easy Hasselback Potatoes | 5DollarDinners.com

My family loves Hasselback potatoes. They are soooo delicious, but they are also a little tedious to make. Last fall, I decided to come up with a fast and easy method, so I could make them more frequently…and then promptly forgot about my resolution.

My idea was finally put into place on Christmas day. My oven was so full of other items that I didn’t have room to make Hasselback potatoes. I put the potatoes in the microwave and baked them. They were almost done baking in the microwave when the oven was finally freed up. I pulled the potatoes out of the microwave, quickly cut them, drizzled butter with olive oil, garlic and onion over the cut potatoes and placed them in the oven. And in the process created the fastest Hasselback potatoes ever.

My “Aha!” Moment: Partially cooked potatoes are much easier to cut than uncooked potatoes. This method, not only reduces the cooking time, it also reduces prep time by enabling you to cut the potatoes in a fraction of the time it takes to make traditional Hasselback potatoes.

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Fast and Easy Hasselback Potatoes

Adapted from Hasselback Red Potatoes

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 2 minutes

Cooking Time – 18 – 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4  medium potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
  • pepper
  • parsley

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Scrub potatoes and prick them with a fork
  • Place in the microwave and cook on high until just fork tender, approximately 8 – 15 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes and your microwave.
  • While the potatoes are in the microwave, melt the butter. Add oil, garlic, onion, and pepper to the butter and stir well.
  • Remove potatoes from microwave and thinly slice.
  • Place potatoes in a baking dish and drizzle the butter mixture over potatoes.
  • Place in the oven and bake at 450 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes or until tops are browned and potatoes are very tender.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather January 29, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Those look delicious! Isn’t it funny how some of the best recipes can come together by accidents or improvising? I’ll have to give these a try – they look delicious!

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Cindy January 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

Those potatoes look delicious! This looks like a recipe my family would enjoy – looking forward to trying it soon.

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Jon January 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm

These look great! I am always looking for a new potato recipe because they are inexpensive, quick and easy to fix. All of the things that I look for when it is my turn to cook dinner. I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of the Hasselback style of cooking a potato, but we will definitely be trying these. Thanks for sharing!

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laurie March 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

How come the recipe is cut off the page? I can’t see it, just the picture at top and her idea. Do I have to register or something to get to see this recipe?

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Alea March 12, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I am sorry, the post is showing up in mobile mode in some browsers. It is a technical issue that will be fixed soon. In the mean time, I will email you the recipe.

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April July 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Definitely trying this tonight, I’m also going to sprinkle cheese on them :)

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Rachel November 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I just tried it for dinner today and it was wonderful! Thanks for an easy and good recipes for side dish! :)

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