After all the sweet Surprise Inside Cakes that I posted last week, I think we have to move on to something savory.If you have just landed here, a group of 28 bloggers are doing a month long baking marathon named- Fire Up Your Oven.This link will take you through 3 weeks worth of baked goods that I have posted so far.
This week I have 6 baked dishes lined up featuring vegetables in bakes. For the third day, I am here with a potato dish.
Hasselback Potato is a variety of baked potato and it is said to have got this name from the place where it first originated- a fancy restaurant named Hasselbacken hotel and restaurant in Stockholm.That is what some people say.While the rest claim that this has always been a traditional Swedish dish!
Unlike the healthy bakes that I posted during the first week, this one has to be drenched in butter / oil.
This is the third dish that I baked for this marathon. The rest of the family were watching the republic day parade while this was getting done. Yes, this is the other dish I was talking about in the Baked Brinjal sticks post!
Since this was the first time I was making the hasselback potato, I was not sure how it would be received by the family.So I used just 1 large potato.
And soon after this was done,we had this with our mid morning tea.Hubby is a person who does not like butter / ghee.But he and the kids were literally fighting over the slices! Had I known that it would have disappeared so fast, I would have baked one for each of us!
Salt to taste
Loads of butter 🙂
Red chili flakes
Scrub the potato and cut slices but not all the way through.The slices can be thick or thin, the choice is yours Generously brush with butter.Sprinkle salt and place it in a baking tray / dish. Bake in a pre heated oven at 200 degree C for 30 minutes.
The slices will fan out slightly else use a spoon to coax them open.Again brush with butter and see to that a little of that butter goes between the slices.Bake again for another 30 minutes or till the slices are soft.
Remove from oven and top it up with grated cheese,red chili flakes and return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes / till cheese melts.
Serve immediately and enjoy the crispy baked potato!!!
- You can see from the click the cheese has not melted. I did not notice that Lil Dude had changed the setting from baked to grilled!!It tasted good as well.
- Olive oil can be used instead of butter.
- Other flavorings like chili powder/ garam masala/pepper powder etc can be used.
- Herbs/ garlic flakes can also be used to stuff in between the slices.
- The baking time will depend on the size of the potato.
- Small potatoes can also be used.
Linking this to Srivalli’s Blog Anniversary Mela.