Hasselback Potatoes

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Today’s recipe is one of my favourite potato recipes I learned off one of my favourite chef’s Lorraine Pascal! I make these potatoes as a side dish, if we’re entertaining or just want to fancy up a midweek meal.


Hasselback Potatoes



6 Potatoes, washed & dried

Olive Oil

5 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary , chopped coarsely


Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

Butter, optional


  1. Preheat oven 220 Celsius fan-forced and prepare baking pan with aluminium foil and then line with baking paper.
  2. The trick to making the beautiful hedgehog design of the Hasselback Potatoes is how carefully your wield your sharp knife. Hold the potato firm on the chopping board with one hand and with the other holding your sharp knife – cut across vertical thin slices only 1/2 – 3/4 through.
  3. Pour a good glug of olive oil on the pan, drizzle the rosemary and season the oil with salt and cracked black pepper on it. Roll the potatoes in the seasoned oil and separate the cuts gently and stuff the oiled rosemary leaves in alternate slits of the potatoes until you’ve used all the rosemary.
  4. Roll the potatoes on the seasoned oil on the tray again then pop into the oven for 30mins. Remove and check on the potatoes if you need to spoon up some oil from the pan and drizzle over it so it does not get overly dry. Return tray back to oven and roast for another 30-40mins till golden brown and potatoes fan out in a hedgehog look.
  5. Serve potatoes with small knob of butter over each potato to melt through and give a beautiful flavour and glisten to each potato.
  6. Enjoy!!


Now, you can make these with a variation of flavours to suit your accompanying dishes or preferences but, regardless of what flavour you choose these potatoes are a beautiful dish to serve to guests. You will have them ooooo-ahhing on how you made something that looks awfully fussy and fancy but, really isn’t!!! As the saying goes, ‘Fake it till you make it baby!!’

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