First introduced in the 1700s by a restaurant located in Stockholm named Hasselbacken, these accordion-potatoes are, to this day, still prepared in a very similar way to the original recipe. If many like to play around with seasonings and garnishes and no matter what your preferences may be, these potatoes should always turn out crispy on the outside and tender, almost creamy on the inside.
Upgrade your oven potato game
The next time baked potatoes are on your menu, you should definitely go the extra mile and prepare them accordion-style. The presentation adds an extra touch of aesthetics and the texture makes them absolutely delicious: the outside is crispy, the inside soft and creamy. You can go fully decadent by adding butter, cheddar, whipped cream, bacon, chives or whatever you decide!
INGREDIENTS (the quantity depends on the number of potatoes you decide to prepare):
- Oval-shaped medium size potatoes (scrub them clean since the skin will be kept on)
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Garnish, any one of the following items: dried thymian, cooked bacon, rosemary, paprika, pesto sauce, parmesan and bread crumbs, herbed sour cream, cheeses, parsley, etc.
We used : butter, aged cheddar, bacon, sour cream, fresh chives
- An oven + baking tray covered with aluminium foil
- A sharp knife
- 2 forks or 2 chop sticks (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 200°C; prepare a baking sheet by placing aluminum foil over it.
2. Put your potato on two forks or two chopsticks, it will prevent you from cutting the potato all the way through. To avoid it to roll, you can also cut a super thin slice off the base to give it a flat bottom. Make slits/cuts in the potato almost all the way through (circa 3/4). Repeat with remaining potatoes.
3. Brush some olive oil on top of the potatoes, sprinkle some salt, arrange them on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the potatoes appear crispy.
4. Take them out and season the way you like. We went for a food porn combo and placed between each cut alternatively a thin slice of butter and a thicker slice of old cheddar. Then return to the oven for 5 minutes for the cheddar to melt, and the Hasselback Potato is ultimately topped with sour cream, grilled bacon and fresh chives.
Invent your own version and don’t hesitate to share it with us! Enjoy!