Calling all potato lovers! ‘Tis the season to learn how to make Hasselback potatoes. In this simple dish, potatoes are thinly sliced so that there is plenty of surface area to crisp under a light veil of butter. The result is a cross between creamy roasted potatoes and French fries. Yes, I’m serious. And the best part? These golden beauties may look fancy, but they’re a cinch to make, and just as perfect for your holiday table as they are for everyday meals.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to prove it.

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How to make Hasselback potatoes in 5 easy steps

How to make Hasselback potatoes: start with clean, dry potatoes. And you can make them with any potato you want! | Cool Mom Eats

Step 1: Start with clean, dry potatoes. You can use any type of potato: russet, Yukon Gold, red, or yellow, just keep in mind that cooking times may vary slightly depending on the size of the potato. In the photos here, I’m using simple yellow potatoes that I picked up from the market.


How to make Hasselback potatoes: cut thin slits into the potato, making sure the bottom is still intact. Use a spoon or chopsticks to help. | Cool Mom Eats

Step 2: Cut slits into the potato being careful not to cut all the way through. You want the bottom of the potato to remain intact. Try to keep the cuts even and thin, spacing them anywhere from 1/8 – 1/4″ apart.

Pro Tip: Place a thin wooden spoon next to the potato while making the slices. The wooden spoon will help prevent your knife from cutting all the way through. Anchoring two chopsticks on either side of the potato also works.

Related: How to roast sweet potatoes in a slow cooker.


How to make Hasselback potatoes: brush on butter and generously season for an addictive twist on roasted potatoes. | Cool Mom Eats

Step 3: Place cut potatoes in a baking dish or on a lined baking sheet. Brush with melted butter or olive oil and season with salt and pepper.


How to make Hasselback potatoes: a second basting of butter or olive oil ensures these golden spuds are tender and crispy. | Cool Mom Eats

Step 4: Give your potatoes a gentle stretch to open the slits if needed. Then place in an oven that has been preheated to 425 degrees and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Related: How to make mashed potatoes in a slow cooker.


How to make Hasselback potatoes: don't miss our easy tutorial on how to make these gorgeous yet super easy holiday potatoes. | Cool Mom Eats

Step 5: Take the potatoes out of the oven and carefully brush them with more melted butter or oil, trying to get some to drip down into the slits. Put them back in the oven and roast for another 25 to 30 minutes before pulling them out for good. Garnish with finely chopped herbs, grated parmesan, or nothing at all, and enjoy!