Hasselback potatoes are potatoes that have been sliced into thin wedges but left attached at the bottom, concertina-like.  They are then seasoned and baked or roasted.  Halfway through cooking, once the slices have bloomed open a little, olive or coconut oil can be slathered on.  The result is delicious baked potatoes that have all that yummy extra crispiness.  They look pretty funky, too.

The name Hasselback is said to come from the Swedish restaurant from whence they originated—Restaurant Hasselbacken!  Well, thank you, Sweden.  These potatoes work wonderfully as a side or can be enjoyed as the central part of your meal, piled with other goodies.

They are more versatile than you’d think, and these OGP recipes show you just that.

1. Thyme-Infused Hasselback Potatoes

Thyme-Infused Hasselback Potatoes

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With just four ingredients, you can have yourself a more unusual side dish this holiday season.  Anyone who loves roast potatoes will love these Thyme-Infused Hasselback Potatoes by James Wythe.  These potatoes are roasted with fresh thyme that adds a deep and seasonal flavor to a deliciously crispy spud.

2. Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes

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Here is another great recipe for Hasselback Potatoes by Lydia Filgueras.  These potatoes will be very welcome on a holiday dinner plate, or as a side dish at a BBQ.  Nutritional yeast gives a lovely cheesy flavor and cayenne gives a spicy kick to these potatoes with a twist.

3. Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes with Parsley Pesto

Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes with Parsley Pesto

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Hasselbacks have been taken up a notch with this recipe for Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes with Parsley Pesto by Laine Rudolfa.  These potatoes are baked with aromatic rosemary until golden then served slathered with a homemade pesto that is light, nutty, and fresh.

4. Cheesy Hasselback Potato Gratin

Cheesy Hasselback Potato Gratin

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Here is a fun Hassleback twist on another classic potato dish.  This Cheesy Hasselback Potato Gratin by Hannah Sunderani is such a wonderfully comforting meal.  The ‘cheese’ is cashew- and nutritional yeast-based and the whole dish is flavored with Dijon mustard, rosemary, and garlic.  It also looks gorgeous served in its cast-iron skillet.

5. Mini Garlicky Hasselback Potatoes

Mini Garlicky Hasselback Potatoes

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Well, these are fun!  Have a go at making Katia Martin‘s Mini Garlicky Hasselback Potatoes for your next dinner party.  They will be very well received by kids and adults alike.  These cute little Hasselbacks are made from baby potatoes and make a great alternative to regular fries.

6. Holiday Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Holiday Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

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These are seriously loaded Hasselbacks and with a sweet potato twist.  These Holiday Hasselback Sweet Potatoes by Larice Feuerstein make a wonderful addition to any holiday meal. They are packed with flavor from the smokey coconut bacon and cheesy almond and cashew parmesan, as well as some classic holiday-inspired herbs.

7. 3-Ingredient Mini Hasselback Fries

3-ingredient Mini Hasselback Fries

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Here is a great and simple recipe for 3-Ingredient Mini Hasselback Fries by Christine Melanson.  They are more fry-like in that they are deep-fried.  There are no unnecessary frills here, just some yummy fried potatoes and salt to taste.  This is a fun alternative to a beloved fried potato snack.

8. Herbed Hasselback Potatoes

Herbed Hasselback Potatoes

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These Herbed Hasselback Potatoes by Lilia Jankowska look irresistible on the plate when severed with a cool and creamy homemade chive yogurt dip.  These potatoes have been stuffed with rosemary and thyme and seasoned with garlic and salt.  They would make a great appetizer or finger food at a gathering

9. Garlic and Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes

Garlic and Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes

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These Garlic and Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes by Amy Savage are so simple and delicious that you’ll want to make them again and again.  They are a wonderful accompaniment to a big bowl of chili or a leafy salad and go well with some hummus.

10. Potatoes Oreganata: Greek Hasselback Potato Casserole

Greek Hasselback Potato Casserole

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Here is a fantastic dish to take to a pot-luck dinner or buffet-style gathering.  This Potatoes Oreganata: Greek Hasselback Potato Casserole by Alexandra V Jones is a vegan version of a traditional Greek dish.  The potatoes are flavored with lovely Mediterranean ingredients, such as olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and oregano.

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