Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe is safe for those with GERD.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow." -A.A. Milne

The refrigerator light goes on...

These are great, great potatoes.

They are attributed to a trainee chef, Leif Elisson. While training at the Hasselbacken restaurant in Stockholm, he created the potatoes that have become a standard in restaurants across Europe.

They're deceptively simple, with only five ingredients and needing just a tiny bit of preparation. It takes a little patience and a good sharp knife to slice the potatoes. After that it is a breeze - roast, baste, roast, baste, roast, baste.

The result is fantastic: light and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. It is key to use a waxy potato because Idaho potatoes will not bake quite as well and won't be creamy inside. Also, I have tested this recipe multiple ways and smaller potatoes work better than larger ones. It makes for a bit more work, but the extra slicing is worth it.

You can also sprinkle a bit of herbs on or a dab of mustard about half way through for great variety.


Hasselback Potatoes

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 6 ounces potatoes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well, refrigerated, for 24-48 hours. Great hot or cold.

Hasselback Potatoes recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 12 ounces small Yukon gold or red potatoes (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • black pepper to taste

Place a cookie sheet or large skillet in the oven and preheat to 325°F.

Using a paring knife and working from one end of the potato, cut slices vertically to within about 1/4 inch of the bottom of the potato. Cut the slices about 1/16 of an inch apart.

Repeat for all of the potatoes.

Place the olive oil and butter on the cookie sheet.

After the butter has melted, spread the oil and butter evenly around the cookie sheet and place the potatoes, cut side up, on the cookie sheet.

Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper.

Return to the oven and bake for 50 minutes, basting the top of the potatoes with the butter and olive oil every 7 to 10 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 6 ounces potatoes

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 173 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 7mcg Potassium 775mg