Hasselback potatoes

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Hasselback potatoes

Hasselback potatoes or Potato à la Hasselbacken (Swedish: Hasselbackspotatis) are a type of baked potato that is cut about halfway through into thin, fan-like slices.

They can be served as a main course,[1] side dish, or canapé.[2][3] Various toppings can be added, such as caraway seeds, paprika, and bread crumbs.[4]


Hasselback potatoes may have been created in 1953 by Leif Elisson, a trainee chef at Hasselbacken restaurant on Djurgården, Stockholm.[5]

However, there is a recipe for "Oven Fried Potatoes (Hasselback Potatoes )" in the 1929 "Prinsessornas kokbok" (The cookbook of Princesses) by Jenny Åkerström,[6] leading to some question as to whether the recipe does in fact originate at the restaurant.


  1. ^ Steafel, Eleanor (12 November 2019). "Rarebit hasselback potatoes with pink pickled onions recipe". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  2. ^ Myers, Dave. "Poached turbot with hasselback potatoes". BBC Food. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Hasselback potatoes". BBC Food. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  4. ^ Cloake, Felicity (17 May 2018). "How to make the perfect hasselback potatoes". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  5. ^ "About Hasselbacken". Hasselbacken.com. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  6. ^ Prinsessornas kokbok: husmanskost och helgdagsmat. OCLC 79999282.