Sunday, January 13, 2019

Garlic Butter Accordion Potatoes (Hasselback Potatoes)

A number of teenagers in my neighborhood sold potatoes as a fundraiser for some school function or another, so this fall, I ended up with 75+ pounds of potatoes to use fairly quickly.  Needless to say, we tried out many new potato recipes!  The shape of these potatoes was kind of fun for my kids.  And, it was a delicious way to try something different!

Garlic Butter Accordian Potatoes
adapted slightly from:

1 1/2 pounds small potatoes
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. oil
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with tinfoil, and spray the foil with cooking spray.  Wash and dry each potato, and then make thin slits in each, like an accordion.  Be careful not to cut all the way through (sometimes I accidentally did, and it is not that big of a deal, they are just more fun when they are a whole potato with accordion slits!).  In a small bowl, stir together the butter, oil and garlic.  Using a basting brush, spread the butter mixture over the potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper, then bake them for 20 minutes.  After 20 minutes the potatoes will begin to fan out (you may have to gently help them with this).  Brush them with the butter mixture again, and sprinkle them with the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.  Bake them again for 25-30 minutes, or until they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.  Serve warm and enjoy!  

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