Baked Potatoes (Hasselback style)

10 Sep

Hasselback Baked Potato

I just love baking potatoes using this method. So simple, so easy, so yummy.


  • 2 baking potatoes, I use Russet potatoes
  • 3 Tb Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced & mashed
  • 1 Tb chopped fresh Basil
  • 1 Tb chopped fresh parsley
  • a pinch of kosher salt plus enough to sprinkle the baking dish with.
  • a pinch of ground black pepper

Preheat your oven to 425 and sprinkle kosher salt in the bottom of a glass baking dish.

Tip: to mash minced garlic sprinkle some kosher salt over the minced garlic, then smash the mixture against the cutting board with the side of the knife blade.

In a small bowl combine the Olive Oil, mashed garlic, basil, parsley, kosher salt and black pepper and set aside.

Thinly slice your potatoes almost completely through.  Tip: I use 2 table butter knives butted up along each side of the potato to ensure I don’t cut them all the way through.

Place the sliced potatoes in the baking dish and brush the oil mixture over the potatoes. Tent with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and brush more of the oil mixture and continue to bake without the foil for 30 more minutes, basting occasionally.

Suggestions: Serve with a few thin pats of butter in a couple of the slices, a dollop of sour cream and some crumbled fried bacon and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.


Posted by on September 10, 2012 in Vegetables


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2 responses to “Baked Potatoes (Hasselback style)

  1. Jim Kimbrough

    September 13, 2012 at 10:36 PM


    I made these potatoes tonight. What a delicious recipe! It’s also incredibly easy and worth the few extra minutes to prepare.

    Thank you!

    Jim K.
    Upland, CA

    • flyfishbrat

      September 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      I am just so tickled Jim that you enjoyed the potatoes so much. Wasn’t just so easy to do and what a show stopper it is upon presentation. Mark thought I was working all day on them….I’m letting him continue to think that.


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