Feb 11, 2012

My husband is Swedish so I am always trying to find recipes I think he would like and that would be familiar to him. I decided I would make Hasselback Potatoes to go along with our dinner one night only to find out my husband had never hear of them lol. 

I couldn’t find a recipe for them in my mother-in-laws recipe box which should have been clue one, but I made them anyway. Although they were good I think there is a lot you could do with this particular potato. In some ways I found it bland, but I think you could spruce it up a bit and make these fantastic. I find most Swedish food to be a bit bland so it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise to me. They are certainly worth trying!! Get creative!!

  • 4 (8 ounce) baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned dry bread crumbs

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Peel the potatoes, and place in bowl of cold water to prevent browning. Place potatoes into a large wooden or metal spoon. Using a sharp knife, make slices across the potato the short way about 1/8 to 1/4 inch apart, making sure to cut down to the lip of the spoon, not all the way through the potato. The slices should stay connected at the bottom, and the spoon helps keep the depth even. Return the potato to the bowl of water, and proceed with the remaining potatoes.
  3. When all of the potatoes are cut, place them cut side up in a shallow baking dish or small roasting pan. Drizzle with half of the butter, then season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven, and drizzle with the remaining butter. Sprinkle Romano cheese and bread crumbs onto the tops of the potatoes, and season with a little more salt and pepper. Return to the oven, and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until nicely browned.
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