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Baby Hasselback Potatoes - the perfect side for a family meal or formal dinner party. Accordion-sliced baby gold potatoes fan open while baking. Simply Sated
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Baby Hasselback Potatoes

New potatoes cut into accordion slices and baked. Baby Hasselback Potatoes are the perfect potato for a family meal or formal dinner party.
Course Potatoes, Sides
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Author Susie Gall


  • 12 baby potatoes – gold or red washed & dried or peeled & dried.
  • 2 tablespoons canola or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional Extras:
  • Minced fresh herbs grated Parmesan cheese, spices, shredded cheeses, bread crumbs, crispy bacon pieces and sour cream.


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and set oven rack to lower-middle position.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, set aside.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut a thin slice off what will be the bottom of each potato.
  4. Place two thin bamboo skewers on a cutting board and Place a potato between them. Cut slits into the potato 1/8” apart, being careful to cut down only to the skewers. (The skewers should prevent the potatoes from being cut all the way through).
  5. Repeat the process with each potato.
  6. Place potatoes in ice water to let soak for 10 minutes. This releases the potato starches and the potatoes will fan open better while baking.
  7. After 10 minutes, remove potatoes from ice water bath and dry them with a paper towel.
  8. Place potatoes on the prepared baking sheet. (**See Notes about preparing ahead.)
  9. Combine melted butter and oil then brush each potato with the butter/oil mixture.
  10. Sprinkle with salt, pepper.
  11. Bake potatoes 15 minutes.
  12. Take potatoes out of the oven and brush potatoes with butter/oil mixture. (If needed, before placing the potatoes back in the oven, gently nudge the sliced layers apart before brushing with oil/butter mixture.)
  13. Bake potatoes another 15 minutes.
  14. Remove potatoes from the oven, brush with butter/oil mixture.
  15. At this point, and if desired, sprinkle potatoes with extras.
  16. Bake 10-15 more minutes until potatoes are crispy but flesh is soft. *See Notes
  17. Remove from oven and serve immediately with optional extras mentioned above.
  18. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Baking time is determined by the size of the potatoes.
*If making this dish one day before serving, follow the recipe through Step 4 then place the cut potatoes in a large container or bowl and cover them with cold water. Add 2 teaspoons lemon juice so the potatoes won't turn brown. When ready to bake, dry potatoes off thoroughly then proceed to Step 5 in the recipe directions.