Sliced Baked Potato


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The only time I open my mouth is to change feet

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

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ShellieA

3 years ago

After reading the comments with some tips I decided to put my potatoes in the microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds before putting them in the oven. After microwaving each one I put it in the baking dish & cut a slice of butter & ran it in between each slice as the others were microwaving. This opened up the potato more because the starch in the potatoes were gluing them kinda shut. I got about half way thru each potato before the butter melted too much to continue, so I rubbed the half I just did with the rest of butter & continued doing the second half with another pat of butter then put them in the oven..By the time they were ready to do the second half of butter drizzle (for crispiness) they were nicely fanned out & it took about 20 minutes off the total cooking time. they turned out great.

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ShellieAShellieA

Reply 3 years ago

I sliced them before microwaving..

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jsollien

3 years ago

I put a wooden spoon (handle) in front of the potato to prevent cutting all the way thru. Then top with breadcrumbs for an even crisp and finish with a slice of cheese about 15 min before done.

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JohnL278

3 years ago

Spiral slice that potato and stuff it with a mixture of finely minced pepperoni, shallots, and grated parmesan. Bind that mix in by winding spaghetti thin slices of bacon into that spiral cut; and then deep fry that critical mass until it becomes a fully armed heart attack warhead.

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morellian

3 years ago

Off the top of my head...

1.Crisped up pancetta or bacon and any kind of blue cheese...

2.Caramelized onions and a little anchovy paste...

3.Minced salt cod and black olives (kinda like a take on brandade)...

...so many wonderful variations for this dish.

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MadDogKY

3 years ago

A great topping for a baked potato is cottage cheese and salsa. Tastes Great!

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ronjohnstone

3 years ago

When baking any potato I always first microwave each potato for a minute or two. That gets it/them warm so you don't waste the first 10 0r 15 minutes doing it in the oven just getting it to a warm temperature so it will actually start to cook. Also, try mixing a little oil with whatever you want for an additive (salt, pepper, cheese, etc.) as the result will be thinner and actually run down into the slices for much better flavor throughout.

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jayedwin98020ronjohnstone

Reply 3 years ago

Why even bake? Why not just microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the size of potato. The only down side, is you don't have the crispiness that baking will give you. But it does save a fair amount of energy and a lot of time.

If you want to add cheese, cut thin slices, of your cheese of choice, and insert the cheese slices, between the slices of your potato. And, just "nuke".

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ronjohnstonejayedwin98020

Reply 3 years ago

Microwaving a potato to completion is kinda like boiling it because the microwaves only excite the water molecules in the potato. Nothing wrong with that but baking gives it a different texture and crispness.

I just initially warm the potato up and then let it bake to completion. takes about half an hour to complete so saves energy too.

I also use the MW to get a steak from refrigerator temp to room temp so you can properly time it's grilling time.

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Annabelle154

3 years ago

I sit the potato in s dessert spoon and then make cuts. Stops you cutting through

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RobertA2

3 years ago

I use a skewer through the potato that acts as a stop. Too easy to cut all the way. It works everytime.

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gadsden

3 years ago

Try baking a Vidalia onion this way (you'd probably need to cut farther through).
I like your spiral cut idea Mr Boswell !

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Katie5757

3 years ago

I wonder if you have tried baked potato, pricked with pointed knife eight times each side, rubbed with oil, dusted with salt...baked on the rack. crispy tasty skin, floury inside....agria is my favourite.

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jimmie.c.boswell

3 years ago

did you ever consider, a spiral slice. so that it is like a continuous coil spring, that you can stretch out to bake. there used to be a restraint in golden colorado, that did this to make french fried spirals.

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MichaelAtOz

6 years ago on Introduction

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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PrintyMichaelAtOz

Reply 3 years ago

tried putting mine on a curved surface but it didn't do much because they weren't long potatoes. but they sure we're tasty!

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Anthony.

3 years ago

Why not use the microwave oven instead...its faster and more economical. I bake my russett potato all the time and they come out great, but I have not tried this method, but definitely will.

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Katzsta

3 years ago

So, I thought I had finished my lunch, but those hunger pangs came roaring back when I saw this potato. I had seen the recipe before, but never tried it. Today, the tummy and the product came together in a harmony of eating. Thanks for posting this!!!

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Paxman5

3 years ago

The original "Hasselbackspotatis" originated from the restaurant "Hasselbacken" in Stocholm, Sweden. It's a really simple recipe where you put butter on the semi sliced potatoes when you place them in the oven. After 1/3 of the time you put some more butter on and after another 1/3 you do it again, but this time you sprinkle bread crumbs on top. The butter and the crumbs makes for a really crispy exterior and a nice soft interior.

As a Swede it's really nice to see that this potato recipe is spreading around the world! By the way, if you ever come to Stockholm, "Hasselbacken" is well worth a visit! The restaurant originates from the middle of the 18th century! :)