Put the potatoes in the oven and let them cook for about an hour and 15 minutes. Once cooked, the Hasselback potatoes should have crunchy skin and be soft on the inside.
History and origins
The Hasselbacken restaurant in Stockholm had the idea to serve baked potatoes with this particular cut. It is from this restaurant that this recipe takes its name, which became known and appreciated all over the world. In Sweden, they are served with sour cream and salmon, but the variations of the original recipe are now countless.
You can replicate the Hasselback potato recipe using sweet potatoes. In their vegan version, Hasselback potatoes are prepared with only extra virgin olive oil, without the addition of butter. You can also prepare them in a sweet version by adding vanilla and sugar. An even more appetising version involves the addition of grated cheese with aromatic herbs. Also, you can try them with small slices of bacon between one cut and the next.
You can prepare the Hasselback potatoes in advance and then reheat them under the grill just before serving. Once prepared, you can keep them covered at room temperature for a day.
Which potatoes to use
You can use any type of potato to make Hasselback potatoes, even old ones. It is important, however, that the baked potatoes are all more or less the same size in order to have the same cooking time.