Hasselback potatoes - also known as 'Accordion Potatoes' - provide an beautiful alternative to baked potatoes.
You can do this with large potatoes, but I like to make them with new potatoes - they take less time to cook and they taste just as delicious!
- 36 new potatoes
- 30g butter
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- Fresh chopped rosemary
- Fresh thyme leaves
- sea salt
- Grab a sharp knife and cut across your new potatoes diagonally with a gap of about 3 millimeters. Make sure you don't cut all the way through so you've chopped the potato in two - this may take a bit of practice but trust me, it's worth it!
- Heat the butter and oil up in a frying pan and then add the potatoes with the cut side down) and after a few minutes turn them the other way up. Make sure they are covered in the oil and butter.
- Sprinkle each potato with salt pepper and your fresh herbs. Cook in the oven at 200°C/gas mark 6 for about 40 minutes.
- Serve with a yummy salad, or meat stew.
Whilst the Hasselback potatoes look like a lot of - well, hassle - trust me, it's worth the extra few minutes it takes to cut them.
I'd love to hear about it if you choose to make them!