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Sliced baked potato

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Baked potatoes are amazing. This variation has vertical slices made before baking, making the top cook to a crunchy, thick-cut potato chip consistency, with a creamy baked potato centre. It's the best of both worlds!
This fun trick can be done on almost any tuber. I used white and Russet potatoes, and a sweet potato.

Preheat oven to 425°F

Using a sharp kitchen knife, carefully start making a series of vertical cuts width-wise through the potato, making sure not to cut all the way through - cuts should only be 3/4 of the way through the potato. 
Place sliced potatoes on an baking sheet slices up, then drizzle top with oil, salt and pepper.
Bake for 50 minutes. Time may vary depending on size of potato and oven.

After my potatoes were done I decided to add some shredded cheese, green onion and sausage bits. These tasty tubers are good as a side to any meal, or just on their own for a gameday snack! 
Add your favourite toppings and consume!

I'd love to see your variation on this. Share in the comments below!
Enjoy
BACON! Must have bacon!
I sliced mine like the instructions, then added a thin slice of green pepper, slice of uncooked bacon, slice of red pepper, and repeated until the spud was filled up. Then rubbed them with gobs of butter, and sprinkled a grated 4 cheese mixture on top. We loved 'em!! Sure am glad I lined the cooking sheet with foil, this made clean up a lot easier.
twafer8 months ago
Just did this for lunch and used ghee (clarified butter) instead of oil, it turned out perfectly
xXLGXx9 months ago
These are known as Swedish baked potatoes, or under the other name Hasselbackspotatis.
Delicious as always. I made these quite a while ago, and prefer them over regular potatoes.
angiejs9 months ago
love them
Swakness9 months ago
Okay checking back in lol. The sweet potatoes weren't "great" in my opinion but when I used regular potatoes it was amazing!!!! thank you again. Also I cooked bacon beforehand and them poured the bacon fat into the slits. The result was a more subtle bacon flavour with that wonder that oil brings (never even added the meat bits). Just an idea worth mentioning, hope you try it.
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jayeshshinai9 months ago
tried this..put tomato garlic and cheese. was goooodddd.
maby11779 months ago
genial!!! si me permites lo voy a publicar en mi Facebook =)
benross10 months ago
put the potato between two chopsticks to prevent cutting all the way through, much easier and quicker when you're doing dinner for 20!
benross10 months ago
Hasselback potatoes. I put a thin slice of garlic between each slice, fiddly, but worth it and helps open the potato up to let the cheese in. Also I always use the chopstick method.
cfsunlet benross10 months ago
Chopstick method?
yellowcatt10 months ago
That looks very good and tasty.
Definitely going to try this.
I like the idea of thin slice of garlic between each slice.
I will have to get some baking potatoes next time I go shopping.
velmarae10 months ago
haven't tried this yet because i just saw it but will be making it for supper tomorrow night. looks totally delicious.
velmarae velmarae10 months ago
i think i will use fried bacon bits. mmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmm
robbied10 months ago
you can also try them with minced garlic and smoked paprika. We used to do these with our roast pork in the webber.
chikid6810 months ago
ok gotta try this but wonder how this would taste beer battered
Thoth10 months ago
These are also known as Hasselback potatoes, if interested in looking up various variations..

For a cheese I tend to use a grated hard cheese like Parmigiana or Romano et c. so getting the cheese in between the slices is easier and a simple matter of just sprinkling in on.

I used to cheat and do this with a spiral slicer
http://www.kitchenaria.com/gadgets/kitchen/spiral-cutter/kitchenware_1984.html
billbillt10 months ago
great
Michael_oz10 months ago
Cheese had not penetrated much, still tasty. I think laying the potato across a curved surface to open it up is worth a try.
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mjiggens10 months ago
I'll be partially slicing some sweet potatoes as soon as I get home!
wazzup10510 months ago
wow.
skysky10 months ago
Yumm
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skysky10 months ago
Mine are in the oven can't wait to try I think I might be in love lol
Michael_oz10 months ago
mmm....small amount of grated cheese on top 10 min before end
Naked Warrior10 months ago
Cool I remember my grandpa making potatoes like this a few times. He would put the potatoes in a big spoon or ladle. Then cut them like that so he didn't go all the way through.
Hey Jude10 months ago
This is awesome! I think I'll try it with Salt, Pepper and Rosemary. Nice work!
aquinn310 months ago
Love this idea going to try it tonight with some BBQ chicken sandwhichs
nancyCpants10 months ago
Rinse the potatoes after slicing them, then dry thoroughly and prep as instructed. Rinsing them gets rid of the extra starch and allows the slices to fan out without getting stuck together.
nancyCpants10 months ago
Rinse the potatoes after slicing them, then dry thoroughly and prep as instructed. Rinsing them gets rid of the extra starch and allows the slices to fan out without getting stuck together.
Swakness10 months ago
Ok so I saw this and couldn't wait had to try right away (potatoes are actually in the oven right now lol). Just wanted to say thanks for the post. Also wanted to thank KEUrban for that suggestion. I had one really big potato so sliced it in half and used the chopstick idea to great success. And for my other regular (not cut in half) I used two wooden spoons and achieved the same outcome.
thanks guys. Now to just hope this cooking method works well with sweet potatoes (only potatoes I have on me right now).
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rocket (author)  Swakness10 months ago
The spoons are a good idea. Tell us how you like them when they come out of the oven!
I also did a sweet potato this way (3rd to last photo), the crunchy top was delicious.
wyldefyre10 months ago
slide onion into slices of potato...yummy
paige_coburn10 months ago
I've made it just like this so many times I want it for a side dish or snack everyday
HollyMann10 months ago
This looks so delicious! I love them! Need to make!!!
rocket (author)  HollyMann10 months ago
Thanks, Holly. Cheese and potatoes, what's not to love?
elizruge10 months ago
I'm doing this tonight :-)
rocket (author)  elizruge10 months ago
Do it, share your results!
KEUrban10 months ago
One suggestion: Put a chopstick on either side of the potato before you slice it... That way you can quickly slice without cutting all of the way through.
rocket (author)  KEUrban10 months ago
If you prepped the potatoes first by cutting a flat bottom, I think the chopstick guide would work.
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