Hasselback sweet potatoes. Minimum fuss. Maximum impressiveness.
Hasselback style of cooking potatoes is genius – you get the perfect blend of crispy edges and creamy potato goodness. Kudos to the Swedes for creating this genius recipe!
Hasselback potatoes are really simple to make – just slice, brush with butter and bake in a hot oven.
I decided to attempt a version with yams – just upping this recipe to make it a little more festive for the holidays. And, I am happy to report success! Sweet potatoes work perfectly in this version. And the bonus is that they take only a few minutes of prep and then you shove them in the oven and ignore them while you get the rest of the holiday meal together. I love the almond flavor in this recipe with the almond extract added – and the almond slices help with the “fan” effect.
There is really only one tricky part to this recipe: getting the “accordian” or fan effect to these potatoes – so I solved this by inserting a sliced almond into each cut – separating the slices and holding them apart while baking. I also used coconut oil spiked with a little cinnamon instead of butter – with very tasty results.
Highly, highly recommend this as a side dish for your holiday table – Minimum fuss. Maximum impressiveness.
— posted by Donna