Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes

Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Hasselback potatoes are cut into thin strips, leaving some of the flesh intact, to form a sort of puff pastry or "porte-feuilles". They are then baked in the oven, and topped with cheese and ham.

It's a simple recipe, and at the same time quite technical.
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Last modified on: November 26th 2023

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For 4 potatoes, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 4 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Wash and dry 4 potatoes.

You can peel them if you prefer, but it's not essential.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
With a vegetable peeler or knife, make a dish under the potato, removing a slice.

We do this so that they are stable afterwards.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Place the potato, with the dish created in the previous step underneath, on a chopping board.

To make cutting easier afterwards, surround the potato with 5 mm-thick pastry blocks.
If you don't have any, use whatever you have on hand that is also around 5 mm thick: school rulers, "Chinese" chopsticks, etc.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Using a sharp knife, slice the potato from top to bottom along its entire length, until you reach the wedges.

Note that the beginning and end of the potato are too small to be protected by the wedges, and will be cut off completely.

Stage 5 - 12 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Do this for all the potatoes.

Stage 6 - 12 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Brush the potato slices with a brush dipped in clarified butter, and put a pinch of salt in each slit.

No secret, it's a bit time-consuming, but it's quicker with 2 people: one to spread the potato slices, and the other to add the pinch of salt.

Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).

Stage 7 - 40 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Do this for all the potatoes, then place them on a sheet of baking paper on a baking sheet.

Brush the outside of each potato with butter, sprinkle evenly with salt and thyme, and bake at 200°C (390°F) for 40 minutes.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Meanwhile, cut 50 g Comté cheese and 2 slices ham into strips, then into small squares, approximately the diameter of the potatoes.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
After 40 minutes, remove the potatoes, which should already be golden brown.

Stage 10 - 12 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Divide the pieces of ham and cheese between the slits in the potatoes.

It's best to spread the chosen slit with a knife blade, insert the piece of cheese or ham, then remove the knife blade, holding the cheese or ham in place.

Here again, working in pairs is a very good idea.

Stage 11 - 20 min.
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Return the potatoes to the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Stage 12
Hasselback or "Swedish-style" potatoes
Serve on their own, or with a green salad, for example.
This 2-step cooking method takes a little longer, but you'll get much better results than with raw potatoes topped with cheese and ham before going into the oven.

This is a recipe that can be adapted to just about any taste: you can change the cheese and meat as you like. You could even replace the ham with vegetables, such as grilled zucchini slices.

If you prefer, replace the clarified butter with oil.
Enjoy immediately.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,412 Kcal or 5,912 Kj48 gr125 gr80 gr
71 %19 %12 %12 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
168 Kcal or 703 Kj6 gr15 gr9 gr
8 %2 %1 %1 %
Per potatoes
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
353 Kcal or 1,478 Kj12 gr31 gr20 gr
18 %5 %3 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 potatoes : 2.89 €
  • Per potatoes : 0.72 €

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Note: Be careful, these prices are only an estimate, you can consult the table of prices by ingredients used for this estimate.
This recipe uses (among others)
Comté cheeseComté cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Grandma's salad, Courgettes (zuchinis) , Comtoise endive salad, Montlebon toast, Small cheese and bacon rolls , ... All
Clarified butterClarified butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Norman flambéed apples, Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, Nanou's red cabbage salad, Roscoff salad, Pain perdu, ... All
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin with Parmesan flavours, Bourguignon potatoes , Potato and broccoli gratin, Grated potato cakes, Gratin Comtois, ... All
HamHam: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Bistro celery salad, Breton galettes (pancakes), Frichti from Bruxelles, Rice à l'italienne, Brussels sprouts à la Lombarde, ... All
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