Hasselback Potatoes

This is a dish with very few ingredients, it is beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. It was first served in Hasselbacken Restaurant in Stockholm in 1953!


  • 10 medium potatoes, unpeeled and washed clean and patted dry
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 30 gm grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Slit potatoes carefully leaving the bottom intact (To slice the potatoes keeping the bottom intact, it is advisable to tape 2 chopsticks on the kitchen counter and slice the potato by placing it on the chopsticks)
  3. Drizzle olive oil and butter over the potatoes and sprinkle salt and pepper
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes
  5. In a bowl, mix the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and some more salt and pepper
  6. Sprinkle this mix on the potatoes and in the slits
  7. Sprinkle grated cheese on top of potatoes
  8. Return the tray to the oven and bake for about 15 minutes till crisp
  9. Garnish with parsley

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