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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

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

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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.)

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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!

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2 Comments

  • 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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