Traditional recipes

Hasselback potatoes: A dish from Stockholm

Hasselback potatoes were originally served in the Hasselbacken restaurant in Stockholm. The recipe was created by Leif Elisson in 1953 and it became a popular side dish. It’s a very simple recipe and it makes a nice twist to the ordinary baked potatoes. In Skansen, I bought a smart tool especially made to prepare the Hasselback potatoes and I wanted to give it a try.


Potatoes of similar size
Melted butter
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Finely grated cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Alternatively, you can peel them.

3. Cut the potatoes into thin slice. I bought a special tool to hold the potato and prevent from cutting all the way through in Stockholm’s Skansen. Alternatively, you can also use a large spoon.



4. Mix the melted butter with olive oil and pour over the potatoes.


5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. (I’ve also added breadcrumbs and cheese at this point, but next time I would do it in a later phase of baking.)


6. Put into the oven and bake for about 40 minutes.

7. When the potatoes start to brown, sprinkle the potatoes with breadcrumbs and grated cheese.

8. Enjoy!





  • Reply Hanne Hellvik

    This looks very very good! Thanks for the recipe. I would like to try to make it one day! And it looks so simple :)

    July 29, 2015 at 10:54
  • Reply Gin

    Hmm it looks yummy and easy to make !

    August 5, 2015 at 18:12
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