Perfect Hassleback Potatoes Recipe

May 14, 2020

This hassleback potatoes recipe is the perfect side dish which is crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and tasty inside and out!

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Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 50 mins

Total Time 1 hr

roasted potatoes on a plate

You know what I love about potatoes? They’re always there for you. Through thick or thin, fried or baked, mashed or chipped, potatoes have your back. There’s something so comforting about the potato – it’s honestly one of earth’s finest creations. Ah, if only someone would love me as much as I love potatoes :/

And of all the ways to consume the potato, hasslebacks 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. In fact, you’d best make a double batch – I’m sure they won’t last long!

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!

crispy roasted potatoes on a plate

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

  • Potatoes
  • Oil (or vegan butter)
  • Salt
  • Seasonings of choice

You can make hassleback potatoes using any potato. I prefer to use a smaller potato like Jersey Royals, but any variety would work well. You can even make this recipe with sweet potatoes! Just keep in mind, the larger the potato, the longer they will take to cook.

how to perfectly slice hassleback potatoes:

If you’re wondering how to slice your potatoes into hasslebacks, trust me, it’s easier than you think!

sliced hassleback potatoes up close

To slice hassleback potatoes, simply use a flat-edged knife to cut the potato into slices leaving the potato still intact at the bottom. A handy tip to make sure you don’t cut all the way through is to place two metal rulers/pieces of cutlery either side of the potato to act as a barrier.

You want the slices to be about 3-4 mm thick. This ensures the potato has maximum crispiness whilst still keeping it intact.

Make sure to keep the skin on the potatoes as this is what crisps up in the oven!

Seasoning ideas:

Once we’ve sliced our potatoes into perfect hasslebacks, we will coat them in oil and seasoning before crisping them up in the oven.

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.

cooked hassleback potatoes up close

What to serve with hassleback potatoes:

This easy vegan recipe makes a great side dish alongside your favourite meals. I love serving hasslebacks alongside my black bean burgers or vegan naan pizza. You could even serve them for breakfast with baked beans and scrambled tofu!

Hassleback potatoes are also perfect to make for big family gatherings, parties, and Christmas/ Thanksgiving dinners. Or just random Tuesdays. Who said we can’t eat fancy looking carbs on a Tuesday?

close up of some hassleback potatoes

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you do, let me know by leaving a rating/comment below. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @shivanilf when you share your creations. You can also keep updated with me on Facebook and Pinterest – I hope to see you there!

cooked hassleback potatoes up close
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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 Recipe”

  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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