Ok guys, if you didn't already know, I am kind of obsessed with potatoes. I love them baked, mashed, fried, roasted, au gratin, in a poutine, and basically prepared in any other way that potatoes can be prepared. Hasselback potatoes with garlic herb butter are kind of my new favourite.
Let me rewind a little bit on how my love story with hasselback potatoes first started. During the summer here in Vancouver, there is a big event called the night market which is open during the evenings on the weekends. It is lined with booths of vendors selling their goods and even more booths with vendors selling amazing street food. The booth with the longest wait is the one with the "potatoes on a stick", which is basically a potato sliced into a sprial and then srpead out on a stick and deep fried to perfection. It is then topped up with one of a large selection of flavours. My favourite is by far the parmesan and garlic. Which leads us to these hasselback potatoes with garlic herb butter. They are the closest thing to potatoes on a stick, yet they are so so much better!!
What makes these hasselback potatoes so great?
- The garlic herb butter. Does this need an explanation? It is the most amazing fragrant butter infused with the flavours of garlic and rosemary. The key to getting the most out of the herb garlic butter is to brush the butter on the potatoes in the beginning and then brush them on again halfway.
- The texture. They are perfectly crispy on the outside and tender, buttery amazingness on the inside.
Move over mashed potatoes, there is a new spud in town and it is taking over the holiday dinner table!!