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Can I tell you I had never even heard of Hasselback Potatoes until a few months ago?
How is that?
It's not like I'm living in a cave or nuttin'.
Alright, granted before I started this endeavor I really only cooked a few things for dinner.
You could say I was in a cookbook rut.
I loved collecting cookbooks and actually have a pretty good collection between my own and the ones I kept when my mother passed away.
But did I use them often? No.
They looked pretty impressive anyway sitting in this specially built bookcase I had in my old kitchen for them.
Where was I going with this?
In all of those cookbooks, not once did I ever see a recipe for Hasselback Potatoes.
AND, I hadn't seen them on the internet until I started reading other blogs.
But seeing them made me want them.
REALLY want them.
I adapted this from Shelbi Keith on Tasty Kitchen.
Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes - serves 4
4 medium potatoes
4 tablespoons butter, frozen (makes it easier to cut)
1 3-inch solid piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, sliced thin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup shredded colby cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese mix
plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Rinse and scrub potatoes under cold water. Pat dry.
On a cutting board, place two wooden spoons with handles the same thickness on either side of a potato.
With a sharp knife, slice the potato into thin slices, about 1/4-inch thick. The spoons will prevent you from cutting all the way through to the bottom of the potato. BRILLIANT, if you ask me, but I didn't think of it, Shelbi did. Thank you, Shelbi! It worked great!!
Repeat with other potatoes.
Slice the butter into thin slices and place a slice of butter into every other slit in the potatoes. In the other slits, insert a piece of Parmigiano cheese, so that it alternates, butter, cheese, butter, cheese, etc.
Sprinkle each potato evenly with the garlic powder and salt.
Drizzle each with olive oil.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Remove baking sheet from the oven and drizzle each potato with the heavy cream.
Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of each.
Bake for 10-12 additional minutes.
Serve warm with plain Greek yogurt and green onions, if desired.
I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and these Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes earned 3 1/2 rolling pins.
Oh. My. Goodness!
These were SO darned delicious!!!
I was hesitant about the taste of the Parmigiana cheese in them, but it added a great flavor to it.
SO stinkin' GOOD!
Some of the cheese slices were breaking when I was putting them into the slits, but the slivers I didn't eat, I shoved back into the potato.
It doesn't have to be stuffed perfectly, the butter and cheeses will melt perfectly into the spud.
Another great side to add to our menu rotation!
I hope you enjoy them as well!
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!