Loaded Mini Hasselback PotatoesBy Marge Perry & David Bonom
Hasselback potatoes not only look great those slits in the surface allow more of the skin to crisp, while leaving the inside of the spud soft and creamy. We took our two favorite ways of making and eating potatoes and combined them into one incredible dish: we topped these perfectly roasted Hasselbacks with sour cream, bacon, cheese and scallions.
- Yield: 4-6 servings
12 2 1/2-inch small Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 slices crisp cooked bacon, chopped
1/2 cup +2 tablespoons sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sour cream
1 scalliion, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Cut slices across the potato, every ¼-inch, that go nearly to but not through the bottom. Brush the potatoes with the oil then season with the oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on a 9-inch by 13-inch nonstick baking sheet.
- Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes. At this point, the layers will start separating, Remove pan from the oven and gently nudge slices to help them separate if necessary. Return to the oven and bake 8-10 minutes longer, until the potatoes are crispy on the edges and easily pierced in the centers with the tip of a sharp knife. Sprinkle the tops of the potatoes with 1/2 cup of the cheese and bake until melted, about 5 minutes longer.
- Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them stand 5 minutes. Top each with sour cream, bacon, scallion and the remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature.