Hasselback Potatoes

I love potatoes!

Hasselback potatoes are baked potatoes kicked up a notch.  They are named after the Restaurant Hasselbacken that first served them in the late 1700’s in Stockholm, Sweden.  

They're known throughout European cuisine with the Irish calling them Accordion Potatoes.  It makes sense to me because that is what they look like.  They are a fun potato to make and delicious to eat!

These potatoes look like they might take a long time to prepare but that is not the case.  I found that the easiest way to cut them is to place chopsticks, or wooden spoon handles, on both sides of the potato, hold it firmly and start slicing every ¼” from the top down to the spoon handles.  It’s very easy and a sure way not to accidentally cut through the whole potato.  When properly made, the potato should have opened up like the folds of an accordion into a fan shape.  

They are delicious and have a great presentation to add some dazzle to an ordinary meal or a holiday meal.  They go well with about any meal and would be excellent with ham for your Easter dinner!

Hasselback Potatoes


8 long baking potatoes, scrubbed
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon paprika                                                                               
Coarse salt, to taste
Fresh parsley, minced (optional)


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
Oil a shallow glass baking dish.
Peel the potatoes.
Place on a cutting board and cut a narrow slice from the bottom of each potato, discard the slice.  This keeps the potato from rolling.
Place a long-handled wooden spoon on each side of the potato lengthwise.
Using a sharp knife, slice each potato crosswise ¼” apart, slicing vertically.
In a small bowl, place the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon olive oil, paprika, salt and blend well.
Brush the potatoes with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Pat bread crumb mixture on top of each potato.
Place potatoes in the oiled baking dish.
Cover with foil.
Bake 30 minutes.
Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Sprinkle parsley on top, if desired.

They look like little “ roly-polys” and taste wonderful!


  1. I have never seen potatoes like this before, it looks wonderful!

  2. Your potato looks great. I have never made a Hasselback potato, but have seen them being posted by others. I made have to try this soon:)

  3. Wow those potatoes r calling me!!!!

  4. I love how these potatoes look....yummy!...still haven't made them though....lol!


  5. My daughter loves Hasselback Potatoes and requests them often. I have posted them on my food blog too. I put garlic in mine. Yours are beautiful and I think I'll come over and join you for some Hasselbacks! LOL!

  6. Pam, these look delicious! Potatoes are a real favorite in our household and new ways to prepare them are always welcome! Have a wonderful week! Twyla

  7. me too loves potatoes. It looks yummy

  8. Hi Pam, I just saw your comment on my blog (the mascarpone-Baileys cake) and I'm glad to tell you that there is an English version of the blog: http://invitadoinviernoeng.blogspot.com/
    There's a link to it on the Spanish blog, just under the header photo. Thanks for commenting!

  9. Brings back great memorie;i remember making these a long time ago; thank you for sharing.

  10. I have not seen the bread crumbs on the potatoes before. This is a beautiful presentation.

  11. Wonderful..Got to try this sometimes..Thanks Pam

  12. I like these potatoes: good presentation and easy recipe! I will try, and use smoked paprika (which I love!!!)

    Thank you!


  13. I love potatoes, too and this is one of my favorite ways to have them. So crispy and crunchy!

  14. 3 hungry tummies, thanks! I'm glad you like it!

    The Fajdich Times, they are good and I hope you try them!

    ARUNA, I hear you! Thanks!

    Pam, now is the time to try them! lol

    The Sugar Queen, thanks for the visit!

    Lyndsey, I can see why your daughter likes them so much; they are good and fun to make! I will be adding garlic the next time, not sure why I didn't think of that! Thanks!

    Twyla, they are a favorite here also. Here's wishing you a great rest of the week!

    RV, thanks so much!

    Hi Miriam, I am so glad to know that! I will be doing that! Thank you!

    Sage, that's a good thing with the memories. Funny how food does that to us!

    Sweet and Savory, thanks so much for the kind comment!

    Gulmohar, I hope you do! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Alessandra, thank you! I will have to try it with the smoked paprika also! Great taste and color. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Karen, I'm glad you like it to. They have a great crunch on the edge and good texture within. Thanks!

  16. oh that looks wonderful!!!! Yummy!!!

  17. and one more thing...Beautiful music :)...i dont feel like closing this page :)

  18. Pam, I'm with you. I love potatoes any way ya fix them! The photos of the wedding are awesome! Congrats!!!

  19. Sarah Naveen, thank you! Glad you enjoyed the music!

    Kathleen, nothing like potatoes! Thank you so much about the wedding! They are on cloud nine!

  20. Awww man....I love 'taters, and confess to being the carb queen!
    These look so delish. Thanks for sharing dear lady!
    Colder but sunshine today...daffodils may bloom next week...ahhh, Spring. Hope you get some!

  21. Hi!!..Its a first time I visited this blog...loved your profile picture with that deep pink cupcake with raspberry..and look at these gorgeous potatoes..never thought they can look such fancy...beautifully presented...do check us out whenever time permits..

  22. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! I'm enjoying visiting your beautiful blog! These potatoes look out of this world amazing - such a beautiful presentation!

  23. corgidogmama, and here I thought I was the carb queen! Glad you like those 'taters!

    It's still chilly here but sunny today. The flowers are just starting to pop out of the dirt now so it won't be long.

  24. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine, thank you! I'm glad the cupcake with the raspberry caught your eye! The potatoes do fancy up well sometimes! I will be heading to your blog and checking it out! Thanks for the visit!

    Astra Libras, thank you very much! I love your strawberry avitar!

  25. i'll trad you a Dulce de leche cookie for one of these potatoes! lol ZAP across the screen. maybe in the future, wouldn't that be great :)

  26. Oh Pam! I am such a potato freak as well...and these are divine. I hear harps and see clouds just looking at that picture.

  27. Hi Pam,
    I just discovered your blog (thanks to the comment you left at So Many Recipes) and I really like it here! I'm a follower now so I'll watching for more fun posts from you!

    Your potato dish looks wonderful. This is one preparation that I never seem to get around to trying and have always wanted to. Hopefully your post will spur me on.

  28. Tia, yes, go for it! LOL!!! It would be terrific and it would make us both happy!

    Danielle, thank you very much! I happy that you like it. I will be following you also and catching all of your great posts!

    Hope you try the potatoes, kind of a little out of the ordinary every day potatoes.

  29. Ooh.. I've made these before with slivers of garlic tucked between the potato openings. I think I'd love this version with the crumbs on top! I, too, find it easiest to cut them in a wooden spoon. The first time I tried it, I didn't trust the spoon and thought I would slice through the potato, but it worked perfectly!

  30. I love potatoes! I haven't ever seen these before. Can't wait to try them.

  31. Pam, your hasseback potatoes look lovely! I too love potatoes. My mother said that when I was young, I used to sing at the dinner table when I was served potatoes. Still love them! Joni

  32. I love these potatoes, well any potato for that matter.

  33. I have always wanted to try making these. Yours look fantastic!

  34. Yum! Great recipe! I've seen these a couple of times and always think about making them. I think I'll do it tomorrow. I know they will be a big hit!

  35. This is a great recipe! :) I have to try it.

  36. Pam I love you potato, I will try it soon! It's semms easy and very good!!

  37. Megan, I know what you mean, the wooden spoons really help making it easier. Wish I had thought of the garlic! Yum!

    Julie, they are great! Crispy around the edge and tender inside. Hope you like trying them!

    Red Couch Recipes, that's pretty cute with the singing with the potatoes! Your mother certainly knew how to make you happy!

    Mimi, me too! I'm always looking for new ways to prepare them.

    Deborah, I hope you try them! They're easy to make and really tasty!

    theUngourmet, they will be a hit when you make them. Several people have mentioned garlic with them and I will be adding that the next time.

    Ami, glad you like it! They would go greatly with just about any meat for dinner.

    Zia Elle, they are easy and worth the making!

  38. Anonymous, sorry, don't know how I missed you! Me too! And it sounds like you are heavenly!

  39. What a delicious looking potato! My mouth is watering. I wish these were for dinner tonight!

  40. Yumm....got to have this for tomorrow dinner!

  41. I love these too! I just posted hasselback potatoes last Saturday on my post at Our Krazy Kitchen! Love em :-)

  42. We love baked potatoes and this new take on them will go down a treat at home. I have an old aga in the kitchen and they cook beautifully in that - and can keep for ages in the bottom oven if the family are late for supper!

  43. Cinnamon-Girl, thanks! They make a great addition!

    My Little Space, they are the best!

    Martha, great! Love those potatoes!

    Sue, lucky you with the old aga!!! Beats putting things in the micro to heat up!

  44. I made Hasselback potatoes! It seemed to be a great recipe and it was a great success, everybody liked it :)
    Thanks Pam!!!

  45. Ami, I'm so glad you tried them and that everyone liked them! Thanks so much for letting me know, I really appreciate it!


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