Roasted in garlic, these Hasselback Potatoes coated in Parmesan crust are as impressive on the plate as they are on the palate.
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Here is what you need to gather to get started:
- potatoes, washed -used russet
- butter, melted
- grated Parmesan cheese
- garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
- bacon, cut into 2″ pieces
- fresh parsley (optional for garnish, or try sliced green onions)
Baked Hasselback Potato Thoughts!
Your prep time is 15-20 minutes and then add baking
The exterior of the potato and the cheese mixture and bacon that is extending beyond the potato is crispy and flavorful.
The bacon stuffed into the potato is softer, almost like a Canadian bacon texture. I mean it’s no candy bacon, but you get the point.
Serve this side dish along side this BBQ Chicken Recipe
If you want more a mashed potato side dish, visit my very favorite Steakhouse potato recipe!!
Parmesan Crusted Hasselback Potatoes
There are many ways to eat a potato, but making them up hasselback style is a family favorite.
This recipe can look intimidating but its all about cutting and stuffing, so no chef skills really need (just good knives).
Now what is a hasselback potato? Hasselback potatoes or “Potato à la Hasselbacken” are baked potatoes that are cut halfway through and stuffed!
Preheat oven to 400 and generously grease a baking sheet. If desired, add parchment paper to the baking sheet and grease the parchment paper. Set aside.
Place 2 wood spoons next to a potato.
Use a knife to slice 1/4″ slices into the potato, using the spoons as a guide to stop the slice so you are not cutting all the way through the potato.
Repeat until all potatoes are cut.
In a small, shallow bowl, add Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, Italian seasoning and pepper and mix well.
Dip the potato in butter and roll to coat all sides.
Now dip the potato in the cheese mixture and roll to coat.
Use a knife to separate the pieces of potato and aid in sliding a piece of bacon into each slit on the potato.
When complete, sprinkle with additional cheese seasoning and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 40 minutes.
When cooking is complete, remove from oven and garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired.
Let me know what you think or feel free to share with me your alternations to make it your own!
I love trying new ways myself!