If you are searching for an alternative to baked potatoes, these baked potatoes became popular as Hasselbacken Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. These potatoes look like a fancy side dish but are quite easy to make. A unique and delicious way of serving potatoes, that fits a family dinner as it does a dinner party.
You will need:
– 8 long baking potatoes;
– Coarse salt, to taste;
– 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs;
– 1/4 cup fresh-grated Parmesan Cheese;
– 1 tsp of paprika;
– 2 tsp of minced fresh parsley, optional;
– 5 tbsp of melted butter.
Directions: Preheat the oven at 450 degrees F and grease a glass baking dish with oil. Wash and peel the potatoes, and cut a slice from the bottom of each potato so that the potatoes could lie flat without rolling over. Using a sharp knife, slice the potatoes crosswise, cutting down vertically but without separating the slices, for this to happen, leave ¼ inch of the bottom intact. For the potatoes not to change their color, put them into cold water until you finish cutting. When you get the potatoes out of the water, make sure you gently flex them so that they will fan open and dry them well before baking. Now mix together the Parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp of melted butter, paprika, salt and the bread crumbs until well blended. With 2 tbsp of melted butter brush each potato, then pat them with the blended crumbs. Place the potatoes into the oiled dish and cover with aluminium foil. Bake for 30 minutes, remove the foil and bake for 15 minutes more until they turn crispy. When the cooking thermometer shows 200 degrees F, your potatoes are ready to be removed from the oven. Drizzle the 2 tbsp of melted butter remaining, and sprinkle the minced parsley over the potatoes and they are ready to be served.
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