Perfect Hassleback Potatoes

Updated August 4, 2022
This hassleback potatoes recipe is the perfect side dish which is crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and tasty inside and out!
Total Time 1 hr
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a roasted potato on a spoon

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!

a plate of hassleback potatoes

You only need 4 ingredients to make this tasty side dish:

  • Potatoes
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • 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).

Seasoning ideas:

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!

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.

crispy roasted potatoes on a plate

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Which potatoes are best for making hassleback potatoes?

You’ll want to use a waxy potato variety as they hold their shape when cooked. I love Jersey Royals.

Can I make hassleback potatoes ahead of time?

These crispy delights are best enjoyed fresh from the oven. However you can prep the potatoes ahead of time and bake when needed.

Can I make this recipe with sweet potaotes!

Yes, and it’s delicious! Make sure to increase the cooking time by 15-20 minutes as sweet potatoes take longer to cook.

Do I have to leave the skin on the potatoes?

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!

a roasted potato on a spoon
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Perfect Hassleback Potatoes Recipe

This hassleback potatoes recipe is the perfect side dish which is crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and tasty inside and out!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Shivani Raja

Ingredients

  • 3 cups/ 450g Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil or oil of choice/vegan butter alternative
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Seasoning (optional – see notes for more ideas)

  • 1 tsp Peri-Peri Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder

Instructions

  • 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!

Shivani’s Tips

More seasoning ideas:
 

NUTRITION

Serving size: 1/2 recipe
Calories: 221 kcal | Fat: 7.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 595mg | Carbohydrates: 35.9g | Fiber: 5.7g | Sugar: 2.6g | Protein: 3.9g 

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2 thoughts on “Perfect Hassleback Potatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    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!

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