Hasselback Potatoes

I love these potatoes.  They look fancy, but are oh-so-easy and definitely delicous.  And you can tailor them to your tastes with different seasonings, so each person’s potato could be ‘custom-created’!

First you need to cut very thin slits (no more than 1/4 inch) in your potato, being careful not to cut all the way through the potato.  An easy way to do this is to place two wooden spoons on either side of the potato and cut down until you reach the spoons.  They will act as your “guide”.  (You might not be able to cut all the way down to the spoon on the ends, depending on the shape of your potato).

Now, peel a clove of garlic and cut it into very thin slices.

Place a slice of garlic inside a few slits of each potato.  I try to put at least 4 or 5 garlic slices in each potato…we really love garlic!

Now, brush the top of the potato with softened butter.

Spirnkle with your favorite seasoning.  I just used pepper and coarse salt this time, but any seasoning would work:  Rosemary, Thyme, Cajun Seasoning, Onion powder, etc.

Bake at 425 degrees for 40 minutes, or until tender.

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