Of all the (amazing) ways to consume the potato, hassleback potatoes are up there in my top five. They may look tricky to make, but they're a deceptively easy side dish which is sure to impress your family and friends. Perfectly crispy on the outside and deliciously fluffy on the inside. SWOON.
What are hassleback potatoes?
Hassleback potatoes, also known as Accordion Potatoes, are roasted potatoes which have been sliced into rings but still attached at the bottom. The rings fan out as the potato cooks, forming a crispy exterior. But as the potato is still intact, it becomes soft and fluffy on the inside. It's truly the best of both worlds!
You only need 4 ingredients to make this tasty side dish:
- Seasonings of choice
How to make hassleback potatoes
First, slice your potatoes with a flat-edged knife into slices, ensuring you don't cut all the way down the potato (photo 1). Then, season the potatoes well and coat in oil (photo 2) before baking until golden and crisp (photo 3).
The great thing about potatoes is they are the perfect vessel for a lot of tasty flavours. Below I've listed a few of my favourite ways to season hasslebacks, but feel free to get creative!
- Peri-peri seasoning and chilli powder [pictured]
- Finely minced garlic and dried herbs
- Masala edition - use the masala mix from my curried cauliflower steaks recipe!
And of course, you can keep it simple with just a little salt and pepper if you wish. If you're a fan of simple cooking, you'll love my recipe for the best bruschetta!!
Whichever way you choose, make sure to garnish them with fresh chopped herbs and flaky sea salt - it really takes them to the next level.
You'll want to use a waxy potato variety as they hold their shape when cooked. I love Jersey Royals.
These crispy delights are best enjoyed fresh from the oven. However you can prep the potatoes ahead of time and bake when needed.
Yes, and it's delicious! Make sure to increase the cooking time by 15-20 minutes as sweet potatoes take longer to cook.
It's important to leave the skin on the potatoes as this is what will crisp up in the oven!
What to serve with hassleback potatoes:
This easy vegan recipe makes a great side dish alongside your favourite meals. I love serving hasslebacks alongside homemade black bean burgers or a quick naan pizza. You could even serve them for breakfast with baked beans and scrambled tofu!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please leave a rating + review below and share your photos on Instagram tagging #shivanilovesfood!
Perfect Hassleback Potatoes RecipeLEAVE A REVIEW PRINT RECIPE
- 3 cups/ 450g Potatoes
- 1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil or oil of choice/vegan butter alternative
- ½ teaspoon Salt
Seasoning (optional - see notes for more ideas)
- 1 teaspoon Peri-Peri Seasoning
- ½ tsp Chilli Powder
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F. Wash your potatoes and pat them dry with some kitchen towel.
- Use a flat edged knife to cut each potato into slices 3-4 mm thick, ensuring you don't cut all the way down to the bottom. I find the best way to do this is to use 2 metal rulers/pieces of cutlery as guides.
- Once all of your potatoes are sliced, place them on a baking tray and add the oil, salt, and seasonings of choice. Toss together to coat evenly.
- Make sure the potatoes are all facing cut-side up before baking in the preheated oven for 50 minutes-1 hour. The potatoes will be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside when they are done.
- Serve hot with fresh herbs and flaky sea salt. Enjoy!
- Keep it simple with a little salt and pepper
- Finely minced garlic and dried herbs
- Masala edition – use the masala mix from my curried cauliflower steaks recipe!
This recipe saved my lock down blues and my mom is now upset I can cook the best potatoes in the house. Would recommend to everyone!
So glad you like it!