Hasselback potatoes

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Finished Hasselback potatoes

Hasselback potatoes or Potato à la Hasselbacken (Swedish: Hasselbackspotatis) are a type of baked potato, where they are cut about halfway through into thin fan-like slices.[1]

They can be served as the main course,[2] or as a side dish or canapé.[3][4] Various toppings can be added, such as caraway seeds, paprika, or breadcrumbs.[5]


Hasselback potatoes were created in 1953 by Leif Ellison, a trainee chef at Hasselbacken restaurant on Djurgården, Stockholm.[6]


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