Holiday Hasselback Potatoes are the perfect side dish for a special occasion. They're basted with creamy shallot chive butter, which soaks in as they bake. They get crisp on the outside, creamy inside. So delicious!
How can anyone not be excited by baked potatoes that look like accordions!? Hasselback potatoes are made for special occasions. No spuds are as festive and dazzling. Af few years ago, I shared a tasty recipe for Swedish Hasselbacks with lemon garlic dijon vinaigrette. Now it's time for a new version: Holiday hasselback potatoes with shallot chive butter.
Though Holiday Hasselback Potatoes look fancy, they're not difficult to make. All you have to do is cut slices, ¼-inch apart, across the length of a potato. The one trick is to make sure the cuts go most of the way through the potato, but not all the way through, so the potato holds together.
If you place the potato between two chopsticks or spatula handles (as I did), you can easy make the cuts without the risk of cutting all the way through.The handles stop the knife, leaving a sturdy, intact layer on the bottom of the potato.
How To Make Holiday Hasselback Potatoes
Cut the potatoes and lay them out on a shallow rimmed baking dish. Coat them with oil, and bake them for 30 minutes.
As the potatoes cook, the slits will open up - an invitation for basting with melted shallot chive butter...
Chive butter is so incredibly delicious on potatoes. In this recipe, the hasselback potatoes are basted with chive butter as they cook. So the delicious flavors are baked right in. Plus you can (you must!) top the potatoes with more of the butter just before serving.
I suggest you make the compound butter in advance, so there's one less thing to do on the day of your dinner. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for 3 weeks. You might even want to make a double batch of the compound butter so you can use it for other stuff, like toasted bagels; scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, smoked salmon appetizers on toast....
Serve the potatoes nice and hot. Just before serving, give them one more dose of butter, a generous sprinkling of chives, a few pinches of sea salt and some fresh cracked pepper.
You can call these holiday hasselback potatoes a "side" if you want, but I promise you nobody will push them to the side of their plate. They will steal the show!
More Delicious Scandinavian Recipes to try!
• Swedish Glögg: Hot spiced mulled wine.
• Dutch Stamppot: Smoky Sausages with Kale Mashed Potatoes
• Nordic Haddock on Shredded Vegetables with Almond Gremolata
• Danish Aebleskivers: Pancake Balls
• Savory Potato Aebleskivers with Creamy Lemon Dipping Sauce
You might also like this recipe for Mini Inside-Out Hasselback Potatoes
Here's the recipe for Holiday Hasselback Potatoes with Shallot Chive Butter. If you make these, I hope you'll come back to leave a review and let me how they turned out.Print