Crispy hasselback potatoes: An appetising side dish for dinner

Love potatoes? Prepare the ultimate potato side dish with this crispy hasselback potatoes recipe. It is crispy, seasoned with flaky sea salt and bathed in unsalted butter. Finally, it is also flavoured with chopped parsley that adds some bright green colour to the dish as well.

Potatoes make the perfect side dish. However, preparing these crispy hasselback potatoes will outshine even the main dish on the table.  

Nutritional benefits of crispy hasselback potatoes

Did you know that potatoes are a great source of fiber? Eating fibre helps to keep you full for longer and in the long run, it can have weight loss benefits. Furthermore, fibre prevents the development of heart diseases by keeping your cholesterol and blood sugar levels regulated.

Another surprising benefit of potatoes is that they are full of antioxidants that help to combat illnesses. There are just so many reasons why you should include potatoes in your diet! Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you have tried this mouth-watering side dish.

Crispy hasselback potatoes recipe

5 from 1 vote

Recipe by Carla Zinkfontein
Course: SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy




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6 gold potatoes

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

flaky sea salt, to taste


Preheat the oven to 220ºC.
Set a potato on a cutting board and place a chopstick on either side of the potato. With a sharp, thin knife, make deep vertical cuts 1/8-inch apart, but without cutting all the way through the potato. The chopsticks should keep you from accidentally cutting too deeply or going all the way through.
Place the potatoes with the cut side up in the baking dish, spaced a little apart so each one has some room. Fan the potatoes open slightly.
Season the potatoes: In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, oil, and parsley. Drizzle this over the potatoes and then use a pastry brush to spread the butter and oil mixture evenly and in between the slices of each potato. Sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes: Or until golden and crispy. The potatoes will fan out more during cooking and take on their accordion-like appearance. Serve hot


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