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I wanted to like these and was excited to make them. But even though they burnt on top, the bottoms seemed undercooked. And the top was crispy but hard to chew. Maybe I did something wrong, but these were a disappointment.
Sorry these disappointed you. Sounds like the top got too baked, while the bottoms were not enough.
Here are a few things that may have gone awry:
-Is your oven running true to temp? Many ovens are off by 25 to 50 degrees. If it’s running hot, the tops would get too brown (and chewy) while the bottoms would not cook all the way through.
-Did you score the potatoes deeply enough before baking? That might keep the bottoms from cooking all the way through.
-What kind of baking dish did you use? Sometimes that’s the culprit.
Try these again, if you like. Or don’t! If you prefer, stick to roasted potatoes that are a little more straightforward. Like thesehttps://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/roasted_new_potatoes/
Thanks for reading and cooking with us, Joni. Best of luck!
Thank you for your help! I would love to try these again. Next time I will try a baking dish instead of a pan. I’ll also check my oven temperature. Happy holidays!
Instead of the chopsticks (they can roll away), just place the potato onto a spoon. The part of the potato that rests on the spoon will be protected from the cutting. Way easier than with chopsticks.
Made these for Christmas dinner and they were a big hit. I used minced rosemary and thyme instead of parsley. I basted the potatoes with the melted oil and butter twice during cooking and then after coming out of the oven. That made the potatoes crispy and delicious. Won’t hesitate to do this again.
Thanks for this awesome recipe. The potatoes look delicious. I will use this to fix dinner tonight.
These were great and they looked so cool. All my kids were excited about them!
Question. I have only one oven. If I am making a roast, would it work to partially bake the potatoes, maybe 40- 45 minutes, remove from the oven, then finish the baking while my prime rib rests? Do you think they would still be crispy?
Hi, Debra! This is likely coming to you a little after the fact, but yes, I think your plan would work well! Did you end up doing this? Let us know how it worked for you!
We made these today with olive oil, garlic, rosemary and salt, these are fantastic!! Loved the idea of a previous commenter of using a spoon to cut them. These are going to be regulars in our household going forward. Thanks for an awesome recipe.
Thank you for the great idea can’t wait to try this.
THESE ARE VERY IMPRESSIVE LOOKING POTATOES TO SERVE YOUR GUEST AND THEY’RE DELICIOUS
Hi from Sweden, just want to make a comment, this dish was invented 1953 by Leif Elisson at Hasselbacken restaurant in Stockholm, so Its not older than that. The original is just poatoes and butter but you can add breadcrumbs on top.
We usually Put the potatoe in a big spoon to make it easier not to cut the whole way through. Indeed they are delicious!
Thanks, Ylwa! I’ll double-check the date. I love the tip about using a spoon when slicing, too!
All right! I didn’t know what to fix for dinner tonight, so yes! This is what we are going to have. Thanks!
Adam Liaw in the video below does something he calls double Hasselback. You do the slicing at an angle then flip the potato over and do it again at the same angle. It makes the potato even more accordion-y. I never seem to get these quite as crispy as I want it to, though (either version).
I agree. What is the secret to getting them crisp?!
Sally I have seen these potatoes at some time in my past and completely forgotten them. They look so pretty and scrumptious! I’m thinking of trying this recipe with some smaller peeled russets with fresh lemon thyme the next time I have some baked fish. Thanks for waking up my next fish dinner!