Bay Roasted Fanned Potatoes (Hasselbacks)

Recipe by Chef Jean

This is a simplified version of a Swedish potato recipe. I modified it from a recipe in the book called "Potatoes". The flavor is a little unusual but in a really good way. Fresh bay leaves work best in this recipe but dry leaves are just fine. You'll need 2 wooden chopsticks, not from your good set.

Top Review by Starrynews

The fanned potatoes looked nice and tasted great! We enjoyed the garlic and bay flavors, and the nice texture the potatoes got. Thanks for sharing! ZWT9

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put 2 chopsticks side by side on a cutting board and put one potato at a time lengthwise between them.
  2. Use a sharp knife to make slices 1/8" apart until the knife hits the chopsticks (not going all the way through the potatoes).
  3. Insert 2 or 3 pieces of bay leaves in each potato.
  4. Melt the butter with the olive oil in a heavy roasting pan or large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  5. Place the potatoes in and slightly brown them.
  6. Add the garlic and cook for 3 to 5 more minutes, gently moving the potatoes around the pan to coat with the butter and garlic.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Preheat the oven to o375 degrees fahrenheit.
  9. Move the roasting pan or skillet to the preheated oven.
  10. Roast for 20 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.
  12. Continue roasting for about 10 more minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and tender.

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