Ultimate Hasselback Potatoes

Ultimate Hasselback Potatoes

This recipe combines the classic fanned Swedish hasselback potato with the taste of the French fondant. Cooked in butter and stock, these richly flavored potatoes are crunchy on the outside and beautifully soft and buttery on the inside.

1 hr 10 mins total time

20 mins active time


Serves 6



  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz) chicken stock


  • 3 cloves garlic


  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • 2 lb small white potatoes


  • Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • 1 tbsp sliced chives
  • Crème fraîche

    to serve


  • 1Melt the butter and oil in a saucepan, add the stock, garlic, thyme and salt, and stir. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • 2Trim the base so they are stable and don’t roll. Place a potato between two chopsticks. This prevents the knife from cutting all the way through the base. Cut into 1/8-inch thick slices. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
  • 3Insert the wire rack into position 6. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 4Line the roasting pan with foil. Pour the butter mixture into a bowl. Gently press the potatoes to separate the slices a little then dip into the butter mixture and turn to coat. Place flat side down in the pan, ensuring they are not touching.
  • 5Spoon the butter mixture over each potato and pour any remaining into the pan. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 6Once preheated, place the pan in the oven and start the timer. When the Rotate Remind signals, rotate the pan. Pour the remaining stock in the pan and continue cooking.
  • 7The potatoes should be browned and crisp. If not, give it a bit more.
  • 8Serve with creme fraiche and chives.