I’ve had these potatoes bookmarked to try for-ever. A new way to prepare potatoes is always welcome in my repertoire! I kept on putting it off, because surely they had to be a pain to make – right? Wrong. It took only a few minutes to get them prepped and into the oven. So glad I finally got around to trying them! They were delicious. Nice and crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside.

I’m looking forward to switching up the flavor combinations. I think they’d be wonderful with a cajun spice mix, or a bunch of fresh chopped dill in the olive oil. Or even plain, then topped with the classic sour cream and chopped scallions. Yum! These will definitely be gracing our table every now and again, as everyone loved them, and they really are a little more special than your standard roasted potato. Perfect for Christmas dinner t0 go with that gorgeous “roast beast”!

Also, thanks to all who entered the giveaway. The winner was Ellen, with comment #10 – “I love using canned tomatoes to make homemade black bean and corn salsa. It is always a hit!”

Hope everyone is making merry and finishing up things for the Holidays. I’m so looking forward to Christmas morning with my boys! This is the first year our oldest has really been “into it”, we’ve been having the best time with him this year. Happy Holidays everyone!


  1. Posted December 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM | Permalink

    These sound absolutely wonderful. I have had Hasselback potatoes before, but have never made them. They have been on my list, too. We used to make them for weddings at the hotel I worked at after college and they were always impressive. The rosemary would be perfect with these. Did you make these with the roast beef you just posted..that would be an amazing dinner!

  2. Laura
    Posted December 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM | Permalink

    Yes, Becki – we did! πŸ™‚

  3. Posted December 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM | Permalink

    With house-full of potato lovers, this is a must try recipe! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Laura!

  4. Posted December 22, 2011 at 5:46 PM | Permalink

    Hasselbacks are so worth the effort! They also make a very pretty dish at a family dinner.

    It’s also lots of fun to sneak leaves of herbs like thyme or basil between the potato ‘leaves’.


  5. Posted December 22, 2011 at 7:18 PM | Permalink

    Hasselbacks are so so delicious – definitely worth the effort. I sometimes microwave them them until almost cooked to cut down on the prep time.

  6. Posted December 22, 2011 at 7:31 PM | Permalink

    A potato dish is always a must in our Christmas dinner table. The past year I have tried Hasselback potatoes but it turned out dry in the inside. My husband had to pour the roast beef gravy onto it. I know I used just a few drops of olive oil. I want to try your recipe, to have a better version this year. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Posted December 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM | Permalink

    What a pretty presentation πŸ™‚

  8. Posted February 15, 2012 at 7:59 AM | Permalink

    I love Hasselback potatoes! Must try it with Rosemary as well πŸ™‚
    I’ve got more some Swedish recipes on my blog if you’re interested!
    Have a lovely day!

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