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!
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pam.pochka4 months ago

Here is my variation :) Hope you like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLM2hWKthnE

Kittenfluff5 months ago
Looks great!
CatAuror191688 months ago
Stuff grated cheese between each slice of potato and let it melt out

Add blue cheese, thin slices of smoked ham between each slides, chopped chives...Italian style.

benross2 years 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.
Chopstick method?

Probably referring to the method of slicing where a chopstick is laid on each side of the potato, preventing you from slicing all the way through. Works pretty well if the potato has uniform thickness - not so much if it's curvy.

kade.adair10 months ago
I really like baked potatoes, I'm definitely going to have to try this next time! But, if you honestly the k that baked potatoes are "amazing" then I think you need to get out of the house more often.
jod806 made it!10 months ago

These were great!!! We loved them, the chip like element and the baked potato inside was great. It's been cold so we added some chili, cheese, and sour cream! Definitely adding these to the recipe book.

Swakness2 years 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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dknight17 Swakness11 months ago

HA! great minds think alike...I just did the same...Hope I used enough grease to give it a bacony flavor!

dknight1711 months ago

Just put one in the over 10mins. ago...I used bacon grease instead of olive oil.....No need for bacon bits! ;)

Mine are in the oven right now...they smell so good! I used butter and olive oil, garlic, sea salt and fresh ground pepper. I wish I would have lined the pan with foil, but will definately be making these again!

katerlyn1 year ago

I had huge potatoes so it took twice as long and I left some of them in the oven on "off" for awhile. I tried an apple corer, too and it was all good. I suppose one could microwave for awhile first like a baked potato and finish in the oven. Thanks for a great instructable. 8-) I slathered mine with sour cream and bits of kale from the garden.

bfutrell1 year ago

This is so good! Today I made a pork loin in the slow-cooker, but it was so large the potatoes wouldn't fit, so going to make these as a side dish! Going to be so yummy!

aayaz11 year ago
It's perfect with garlic and yogurt.
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.
twafer2 years ago
Just did this for lunch and used ghee (clarified butter) instead of oil, it turned out perfectly
Kimbones2 years 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.
angiejs2 years ago
love them
tried this..put tomato garlic and cheese. was goooodddd.
maby11772 years ago
genial!!! si me permites lo voy a publicar en mi Facebook =)
benross2 years 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!
yellowcatt2 years 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.
velmarae2 years ago
haven't tried this yet because i just saw it but will be making it for supper tomorrow night. looks totally delicious.
i think i will use fried bacon bits. mmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmm
robbied2 years ago
you can also try them with minced garlic and smoked paprika. We used to do these with our roast pork in the webber.
chikid682 years ago
ok gotta try this but wonder how this would taste beer battered
Thoth2 years 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
billbillt2 years ago
Michael_oz2 years 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.
mjiggens2 years ago
I'll be partially slicing some sweet potatoes as soon as I get home!
wazzup1052 years ago
skysky2 years ago
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skysky2 years ago
Mine are in the oven can't wait to try I think I might be in love lol
Michael_oz2 years ago
mmm....small amount of grated cheese on top 10 min before end
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 Jude2 years ago
This is awesome! I think I'll try it with Salt, Pepper and Rosemary. Nice work!
aquinn32 years ago
Love this idea going to try it tonight with some BBQ chicken sandwhichs
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