Friday, September 18, 2015

Simple Fancy Fan Garlic Potatoes

I really love yukon gold potatoes & usually use them to make mashed potatoes but recently I tried making hasselback potatoes with them instead. A hasselback potato (or what I’m calling a fancy fan potato) is simply a potato that is cut in very thin slices almost to the bottom (but not quite through) so that the potato still holds together like a fan. All that really means that these potatoes look really pretty & you can stuff yummy ingredients in between the slices (like lots of garlic!). They were a hit (read: Chris loved them) so they’ll be making more guest appearances on our dinner plates in the near future. Although these taters look fancy they’re pretty easy to make once you get the slicing down.

  • 4 medium-large yukon gold potatoes
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt & pepper
  • arugula, chopped (or any kind of pretty green thing like parsley or basil that you can chop up & sprinkle on top)
Make it!
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425.
  2. Scrub & clean potatoes with water. Pat dry.
  3. With a sharp knife make thin slices into each potato without slicing all the way through. If you accidentally slice some pieces out stuff them back in, they’ll still taste great.
  4. Rub each potato with olive oil (about 1-2 tablespoons) & season with salt & pepper on all sides. If using red pepper flakes you can sprinkle them on now.
  5. Place in a oven safe pan or casserole dish (I used my brownie pan).
  6. Stuff slices of garlic between the slices of potato for each potato. Use more or less depending on your love for garlic.
  7. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  8. Remove from oven & top with chopped arugula (or the herb of your liking).
  9. Serve hot/warm & enjoy.

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