Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hasselback Potatoes


This past week has been really difficult--my grandfather passed away last Saturday, somewhat unexpectedly. He will be truly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him...he was such a warm and gentle soul and would have done absolutely anything for anyone. I miss you, Popie, and this post is in your honor :)

(This picture was taken at our house a couple of years ago at our son's b-day party. Popie was always such a kid at heart...note the party hat!)

I actually made these potatoes about a week and a half ago--the same night my sister, Sarah made them...total coincidence. I know she really enjoyed them, as did my husband and I. I found that they did take a little longer than an hour to get tender and I think my sister had the same problem, but they were certainly worth the wait! They were absolutely delicious with butter and sour cream!

Hasselback Potatoes

3 russet potatoes
Olive oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Dried basil, to taste
Garlic cloves, sliced into thin slivers

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. After washing the potatoes well, thinly slice each potato, being careful not to cut all the way through. (Place the potato on a large serving spoon so you won't cut all the way through).

Season each potato with basil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste. Place a thin slice of garlic between each layer. Place the potatoes in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil.

Bake for 1 hour or until the potato is tender. Serve with butter and sour cream if desired.

Source: For the Love of Cooking

9 comments:

  1. I am so sorry about your Grandfather. We can tell by the birthday hat that he was fun-loving! I know that you will miss having him in your life.

    Great recipe, thanks for posting it!

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  2. Oh my dear, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your dear Grandfather. What a cutie to wear a party hat at the Birthday Party. He is not far; those who live in hearts never die.

    Don't you just love those potatoes! They look so festive and fancy. Well done. They look so crispy and golden and good!

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  3. My heart is aching for you. If you need anything let me know.

    Your potatoes look wonderful! I've never had them this way. I was looking for a side dish to go with my chicken tonight and these look perfect! I can't wait to try them out :)

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  4. I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    I've made the Hasselback potatoes before and I love them! I got the recipe years ago in one of those free recipe card packets. I've seen some recipes call for them to be peeled first, but I never peel mine.

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  5. So sorry about your grandfather. It's hard to have a loved one leave us. My sympathy to you and your family.

    Thanks for the delicious recipe.

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  6. ooooh , I am sorry for your loss of your great grand father! You are in my thoughts!

    This potato looks great!!

    MMMMMM,...

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  7. I am sorry to hear about your loss of your grandfather. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    Those potatoes look delicious!

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  8. Hey friend-you've been in my prayers! Popie was such a gentle, wonderful man and so loved by all of you. I hope you're hanging in there as you mourn your loss. {{hugs}}

    These potatoes were a huge hit at our house too. The kids ate theirs with ketchup and said they were the best ever!

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  9. Rachel,

    I'm very sorry to hear about your grandfather. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. He sounds like a wonderful man who will be greatly missed.

    Those potatoes look yummy. I bet they really were good with garlic, sea salt and basil on top. Mmmm.

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