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Swedish Hasselback Potatoes

Easy recipe for Swedish Hasselback Potatoes. These potatoes are very popular in the Nordic kitchen and is a great side dish for a lot of different food. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: Nordic food
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 kg potatoes (2 lb)
  • 50 g butter (2 oz )
  • 2 tbsp rosemary , fresh or dried
  • 2 tbsp thyme , fresh or dried
  • 2 clove garlic , finely chopped
  • salt


  • In a sauce pan; melt the butter at low heat.
  • When the butter is melted; chop the herbs and garlic and add it to the butter. Let it cook/sit for about 5-10 minutes on very little heat.
  • Clean and peel the potatoes.
  • At the bottom side of the potatoes make a small horizontal cut. This will make sure the potatoes sits stable on the oven plate.
  • On the opposite side; make deep cuts side-by-side into the potatoes. The cuts should be about 2/3 into the potatoes and about 2 mm apart.
  • On a parchment paper covered oven plate; place the potatoes side-by-side with the grooves upwards.
  • Brush the potatoes with the butter and herb mixture.
  • Bake the potatoes for about 60 minutes at 200 C (400 F). The cooking time is depended on the size of the potatoes. The potatoes are done when you can easily stick a fork into them. During the cooking brush the potatoes 2-3 times extra with the herb mixture.