How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven
Have you wanted to try your hand at Hasselback potatoes? The number of thin slices and perfect crispiness can be rather intimidating, but we have a quick tutorial for you to put your mind at ease. Hasselbacks are delicious and a fast, creative way to serve potatoes, especially for a dinner party or holiday meal. Even with dense and hard-to-chop potatoes, this tutorial for how to bake potatoes in the oven should make these spuds far easier to slice. Additionally, the combination of Italian seasonings and aromatic olive oil will bring this side dish to a new level as they crisp up in the oven and become infused with spices.
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 45 mins.
Step #1. Prepare the Ingredients
Prepare all ingredients before starting to cook. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Step #2. Wash the Potatoes
Wash and rinse potatoes (don’t peel them).
Step #3. Place a Potato On a Spoon
Step #4. Slice the Potato
Make very close cuts on the potato until you reach the spoon, so the potato slices will hold together by the bottom. Repeat with remaining potatoes.
Step #5. Mix Olive Oil with Fresh Herbs
Step #6. Brush Potatoes with Oil Mixture
Place the potatoes on a baking tray. Use a cooking brush to spread the olive oil and herbs over the potatoes.
Step #7. Seasoning
Sprinkle them with freshly ground salt and pepper.
Step #8. Bake
Bake the potatoes until they are golden brown. (About 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes.)
Step #9. Serve
A classic Hasselback potato is only sliced through halfway to three-quarters in order to flavor each potato while maintaining the structure of whole potatoes. By placing the potato in a large spoon, it is the best way to keep it stable and secure for the knife. This stability provides a far safer option for creating such thin slices within the potato and doubles as an easy way to ensure the knife doesn’t cut completely through.
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Baked Hasselback Potatoes
- 3 to 4 potatoes
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- Fresh thyme, oregano and rosemary
- Freshly ground sea salt and pepper
- Wash and rinse potatoes (don’t peel them).
- Place a potato on a spoon.
- Make very close cuts on the potato until you reach the spoon, so the potato slices will hold together by the bottom. Repeat with remaining potatoes.
- Mix the olive oil with fresh herbs.
- Place the potatoes on a baking tray. Use a cooking brush to spread the olive oil and herbs over the potato.
- Sprinkle them with freshly ground salt and pepper.
- Bake the potatoes until they are golden brown. (About 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes.)
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