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.

How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 9. Serving the potatoes. inthekitch.net

Step #1. Prepare the Ingredients

How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 1 image. basket of potatoes. inthekitch.net

Prepare all ingredients before starting to cook. Preheat oven to 450ºF.

  • 3 to 4 – potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. – olive oil
  • Fresh thyme, oregano and rosemary
  • Freshly ground sea salt and pepper

Step #2. Wash the Potatoes

How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 2 image. Potatoes in water. inthekitch.net

Wash and rinse potatoes (don’t peel them).

Step #3. Place a Potato On a Spoon

How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 3 image. Potato on a spoon. inthekitch.net

Place a potato on a spoon.

Step #4. Slice the Potato

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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.

COOKING TIP: If you don’t have a large enough spoon for the potato, try placing chopsticks on either side of the potato to stop the knife from going right through.

Step #5. Mix Olive Oil with Fresh Herbs

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Roughly chop the herbs. Mix the olive oil and fresh herbs together.

Step #6. Brush Potatoes with Oil Mixture

How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 6 image. Brushing potatoes with oil & herbs. inthekitch.net

Place the potatoes on a baking tray. Use a basting brush to spread the olive oil and herbs over the potatoes. Try to get into the slices as well with the oil.

Step #7. Seasoning

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Sprinkle them with freshly ground salt and pepper.

Step #8. Bake

How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 8 image. Baking potatoes. inthekitch.net

Bake the potatoes until they are golden brown with crisp edges, about 60 minutes. This completely depends on the size of the potatoes. Keep an eye on them! If they are looking dry while baking, baste them with a little more olive oil – this makes them nice and crispy.

Step #9. Serve

How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 9. Serving the potatoes. inthekitch.net

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.

Have you made Hasselback potatoes at home? What is your favorite topping for this style of potato dish? If you enjoyed this cooking tutorial, please let us know in the comments and feel free to share it with your friends.

How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 9. Serving the potatoes. inthekitch.net

How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven

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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.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 4
Calories 125 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 to 4 potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Fresh thyme, oregano and rosemary
  • Freshly ground sea salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Wash and rinse potatoes (don’t peel them).
    How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 2 image. Potatoes in water. inthekitch.net
  • Place a potato on a spoon.
    How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 3 image. Potato on a spoon. inthekitch.net
  • 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.
    How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 4 image. Slicing potato on spoon. inthekitch.net
  • Roughly chop the herbs. Mix the olive oil and fresh herbs together.
    How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 5 image. Mixing herbs with oil. inthekitch.net
  • Place the potatoes on a baking tray. Use a basting brush to spread the olive oil and herbs over the potato. Try to get into the slices as well with the oil.
    How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 6 image. Brushing potatoes with oil & herbs. inthekitch.net
  • Sprinkle them with freshly ground salt and pepper.
    How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 7 image. Seasoning potatoes. inthekitch.net
  • Bake the potatoes until they are golden brown with crisp edges, about 60 minutes. This completely depends on the size of the potatoes. Keep an eye on them! If they are looking dry while baking, baste them with a little more olive oil.
    How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 8 image. Baking potatoes. inthekitch.net
  • Serve.
    How to Bake Potatoes in the Oven - Step 9. Serving the potatoes. inthekitch.net

Equipment

Baking tray
Basting brush

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 659mgFiber: 3gVitamin C: 18.2mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 5.2mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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