Hassel back Potatoes

Main/Side Dishes


Ingredient Amount
1 large Potato
1/4 cup / 50 ml Butter
1/4 cup / 50 ml Bread crumbs
1/2 tbsp / 7 ml Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp / 2 ml Salt


Wash and peel potato or ... you may also leave skins on. Place potato in a large wooden spoon or a block of wood prepared to hold a potato. Slice potato starting at the end, every 1/8th inch to 1/4inch You shouldn't cut right through. The edges of the spoon will stop you. Drop in ice water to chill for at least 15 minutes, to wash out some of the starch. Potato will start to fan out. Dry off, place in a baking dish, salt and pour the melted butter over the potato. Bake at least 1 hour in a 425 degrees F oven. The last 5 minutes of cooking (make sure inside of potato is soft), mix the bread crumbs and and cheese and drop on potato top. You can broil for 2 minutes if you are careful. SERVE
This potato recipe is brought to you courtesy of Paula MacQuarrie.