How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

“Scalloped” is an attractive word, isn’t it? When I hear it I think of several things: first, there’s scallops, as in the seafood totally delicious. Then there’s the scalloped shape that can live on the edge of a pair of shorts or on the collar of a woman’s blouse always pretty and dainty. And of course scalloped potatoes also comes to mind, which carries my imagination to a land of crispy potato skins drenched in a sea of cheese and cream.

I can think of no better place to exist, actually. So when I came across TK member Shelbi Keith’s recipe for Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes, I knew we were going to become fast friends. I couldn’t have been more correct.

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

The first players up are: a few Russet potatoes (I’m sure other varieties will work equally as well), Parmigiano-Reggiano and butter.

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

Start by scrubbing your potatoes good and clean. Then, using a sharp knife, make slices across the potato, being sure to stop before you reach its bottom. If you’re scared of cutting too far, a good technique is resting the potato in a wooden spoon. The spoon will actually prevent you from going all the way through!

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

Cut up your butter. Using super cold butter makes it easier to slice and to shove in the potato.

Read More: It’s Easy to Be Green: Healthy Recipes for Green Smoothies

I recommend sticking it in the freezer for bit.

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

Then do the same with the Parmigiano-Reggiano. No freezer tip for this one. It’s fine as is.

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

Next, open the potatoes’ crevices and shove the parmesan and butter, alternating between the two. Transfer them to a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.

(I skipped the pepper.) Drizzle a little olive oil on top of the potatoes and they’ll be good to go.

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

After they’re stuffed with butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano, you want to bake them at 400ºF for about 45 minutes to an hour. I found mine were done more at the hour mark.

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

Read More: Three Holiday Recipes to Kick Off the Season Right

When they’re done baking, you’re still a few minutes away from cheesy gloriousness First you have drizzle the heavy cream atop the potatoes …

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

And then add the shredded cheddar and bake for an addition 10-15 minutes.

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

They’ll come out looking all cheesy and inviting. Like this.

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

Transfer them to your plate. Of course, you can serve them just like this. They’ll be amazing.

How to DIY Delicious Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

But isn’t everything better with a dollop of sour cream? Yes, yes I think so.