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Baked Hasselback Potatoes

Photo: Alison Miksch; Food Styling: Cat Steele; Prop Styling: Lindsey Lower

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Makes 4 servings

This recipe, adapted from one served at Stockholm's popular old Restaurant Hasselbacken, proves just how easy and delicious potatoes can be. For best results, choose oblong potatoes of uniform size and trim if needed so they'll lie flat without wobbling as you cut into them. Prep: 15 minutes, Bake: 55 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium all-purpose potatoes (6 ounces each), peeled
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted and divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Slice each potato crosswise at 1/8-inch intervals, cutting to within 1/4 inch of the bottom.

  2. Arrange potatoes spoke-fashion in a buttered 10-inch pie dish. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter evenly over potatoes, and sprinkle with salt.

  3. Bake potatoes at 425° on middle oven rack for 30 minutes. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over potatoes, drizzle with remaining melted butter, and bake 20 more minutes.

  4. Sprinkle cheese over potatoes, baste with butter in pan, and bake 5 more minutes or until potatoes are golden.

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