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Hasselback Potatoes

I'm sure that most of us have enjoyed a lot of great food over the past few days. The past few years I've baked less sweets, because I was finding that they were not being eaten and I'd have too many left in the freezer with no takers. Looking into my fridge yesterday I smiled at the sight of shelves that are not filled up with containers of left overs. With it just being the two of us there was just enough meat from Christmas eve to grill and I added steamed veggies and these tasty crumb crusted potatoes. Pretty enough for company, and easy enough for a weeknight supper. 
My recipe today if for 2 large russet potatoes, but you can just make more topping for the number of spuds you are baking.
  • 2 large russet potatoes,  long potatoes are best for slicing
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Wash and scrub potatoes well.
  2. Slice a thin piece of potato off on of the long sides so that each potato sits flat.
  3. To get even slices without slicing through, place a long wooden spoon under each long side of the potato and using a thin blade sharp knife slice 1/4" slices all along. The knife will cut only to where the wooden spoons sit so that you don't cut through to the bottom. Clever...I know! 
  4. Place sliced potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle, getting into all the little slits the first amount of melted butter, and salt and pepper.
  5. Bake potatoes covered for 45 minutes in 375ยบ oven.
  6. While they are baking, mix together other ingredients.
  7. Uncover potatoes. Divide crumb topping between potatoes and bake another 10-15 minutes until the topping is crusty and golden brown.
  8. Serve with sour cream on the side. 


  1. I like your "cleaver" slicing trick! ;-)

    1. Bonney, you are the clever one! Thanks for pointing that out to me:) Thinking my kitchen cleaver is sharper than my clever mind. Have a great day. Happy New Year.


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