Hasselback Potatoes

"A simple yet elegant side dish that's fun to make. I've had this recipe for years, but can't remember where it came from."
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Ready In:
8 potato halves




  • Preheat oven to 450°F and oil a large glass baking dish.
  • prepare peeled halved potatoes, placing each half, cut side down on a cutting board. Arrange two wooden skewers or chopsticks on both sides of potato and thinly slice across. (The sticks keep you from cutting all the way through the potato.).
  • Process crumbs, cheese, 1 T. of oil, paprika, and salt in food processor and then transfer to shallow dish.
  • Drizzle potatoes with remaining olive oil, carefully bend to fan out sliced sections, then roll tops in bread crumb mixture.
  • Arrange potatoes in baking dish, cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue baking until until crumbs are brown and potatoes are cooked, about 15 more minutes.

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  1. Kittencalrecipezazz
    On man these were so good, added garlic powder and lots of cayenne pepper to the breadcrumb mixture and used seasoned salt, cooked them in a foil pan on my outdoor grill, so delicious, thanks for sharing Polly
  2. lbandbuggy
    This took forever to cook, and never really got "done". It was a good idea, and I wanted it to work better, but it just didn't. I couldn't get the flavorings down into the potato enough. I wouldn't make them again.
  3. pamela t.
    These are called Armadillo Potatoes in my neck of the woods.
  4. NorthwestGal
    This was a much easier dish to prepare than I thought it would be. The potatoes were tasty and presented quite nicely. Next time, I'll add a bit more seasoning though, especially more paprika. Thanks for sharing your recipe, hillbillie.mama! Made for 2009 Spring Pick-A-Chef.
  5. mama smurf
    Made the potatoes last night to go with our calamari and my husband thought they were perfect. I did mix seasoned panko crumbs with the bread crumbs for a little more crunch and added some garlic salt to the mixture also. Will be making these again. So easy!



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