Crispy Hasselback Potatoes
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You know what they are, and you absolutely love them. The classic Hasselback Potatoes are truly an icon of the culinary world. Defying traditions, conventions, and even gravity in some cases! The classic Crispy Hasselback Potatoes have been a staple of the dinner table for decades and decades, and they’re still as popular as ever!

We’re happy to share with you all our version of this famous dish, with our sure-fire recipe to achieve brilliantly Crispy Hasselback Potatoes in a super easy recipe. So, let’s dive in!

Use Russet Potatoes to make Crispy Hasselback Potatoes

Not all Potatoes are created equal when it comes to getting the perfect level of crispiness. It all comes down to the level of moisture content that the potatoes naturally carry. For this reason alone, the best Potatoes to use for making amazing Crispy Hasselback Potatoes are the trust Russet Potatoes

The low moisture and high starch content of Russet Potatoes makes them the perfect Potato for roasting to a crispy finish. They have a beautiful fluffy texture on the inside too once baked to perfection. Which makes them an ideal Potato for this recipe

If you cannot get your hands on Russet Potatoes, some suitable alternatives that will work well in this dish are Idaho Potatoes and Purple Potatoes. Try to get your hands on the Russets if you can however

Crispy Hasselback Potatoes top down
The unique cuts make a Crispy Hasselback Potato an unmistakable dish!

What makes a Hasselback Potato and Hasselback Potato?

Simply put, it’s the way the Potato is cut into a uniform, almost fan-like shape before cooking which makes them Hasselback Potatoes. Cutting the Potato with a series of cuts about three quarters of the thickness of the potato, about ¼ inch apart. The unique shape is not only pretty to look at, but it serves a function in the cooking process

By opening so many cuts in the Potato, it enables much more surface area to form on the Potato. When it is baked, the gaps between the cuts go crispy along with the outside of the Potato. So, what you are left with is a bite that is somewhat of a hybrid between a typical roasted Potato, and that of a French Fry

The slits in the Potato also allow for the seasoning you add to the Potatoes to really seep into the Potato, not just stick on the surface. So, a generous coating of Olive Oil, Salt, and Pepper will yield a phenomenally rich tasting Potato. Delicious!

Start your oven at a high temperature to crisp up the Potatoes outside, then drop the heat to cook the inside

Our trick for getting an amazingly crisp Potato is to cook them at a super high temperature for the first ten minutes in the Oven, then dropping the temperature to bake them through entirely. It is a technique that has been used a lot when cooking roast meat with skin (such as our delicious Crispy Roast Pork Shoulder). By cranking the heat, you are immediately scorching the outside of the Potato, leaving it lovely and crispy. Dropping the heat will continue to cook the Potato all the way through

Just be careful to not keep the heat on high the entire time you are cooking otherwise you will end up with very burnt Potatoes! A good rule of thumb when oven roasting our Crispy Hasselback Potatoes is to closely monitor the darkness of the skin in that first 10 minutes of high oven temperature. If it starts going a dark brown color, switch the heat down immediately to avoid burning

Some great toppings and sauces to pair with your Crispy Hasselback Potatoes

Potatoes love toppings. They are the perfect vessel to carry some delicious flavors so why not try a couple to see which is your favorite. The classic pairing for a Potato is a big spoon of Sour Cream. The tart, creaminess of the Sour Cream is a great contrast to the sweetness of the roasted potato, and tastes amazing

We’re also big fans of adding a little bit of Sweet Chili Sauce into that Sour Cream. It’s a great sauce that you would typically find in bars all over the world. The Sweet Chili sauce is quite sweet, but is balanced out beautifully with Sour Cream

Crispy Hasselback Potatoes close up
Our favorite toppings for Crispy Hasselback Potatoes is Sour Cream, and a generous amount of Salt!

We’ve got a bunch of tasty and fun Sauces here, so why not check out a few and see how they pair with these beautiful Crispy Hasselback Potatoes

Of course, nothing beats the classic topping for Potatoes and that is: Salt. Salt and Potatoes are culinary best friends and should never be separated from each other for too long. We love aggressive seasoning on all our food, so it’s no shock to hear that we love a lot of Salt on our Potatoes

It is always handy to have a large box of Morton’s Flaky Sea Salt in your kitchen pantry. This delicious ingredient is perfect for finishing any dish right before serving. These large, flaky discs of Salt add a beautiful flavor to any dish, and look great when plating

Recipe Details


2 – 4 people

Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

40 minutes

Total time

50 minutes

Crispy Hasselback Potatoes Recipe


  • 4 Russet Potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Chives, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Lay a Potato in the center of your chopping board and place a chopstick on either side of the Potato, lengthways
  2. With a sharp knife, cut into the Potato so that your knife touches the chopsticks. This will ensure you don’t completely cut through the Potato, but cut sizeable cuts to make the Hasselback Potatoes
  3. Repeat the cuts approximately ¼ inches apart down the length of the potato. Repeat this process for the remaining potatoes
  4. Place the potatoes on a large sheet pan and drizzle with Olive Oil, and a generous amount of Salt and Pepper. Try to get the Oil and seasoning inside the cuts of the Potatoes for maximum flavor
  5. Place in the Oven pre-heated to 430 degrees and bake for 10 minutes. The high temperature will begin to crisp up the outside of the Potato. Once that happens, drop the heat to 375 degrees and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until they are dark and completely cooked through
  6. To check the doneness of the Potatoes, get a sharp knife and cut directly into one of the Potatoes. If there is no resistance to the cut, then the Potatoes are cooked
  7. Place the Potatoes on serving plates and finish by adding the Chives and a little more Salt

There you have it. Our delicious and super easy Crispy Hasselback Potatoes Recipe. Steak and Potatoes go so well together, so why not try pairing these beautiful Potatoes with some of our favorite steak recipes

Happy Cooking!

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