Hasselback Potatoes with Creamy Yogurt Sauce and Zaatar
Hasselback potatoes are golden-brown, crispy, and beautiful to look at! This recipe is one of my absolute favorite potato recipes. These insanely delicious potatoes are soft and buttery inside and crunchy outside. The sauce’s creamy, buttery garlic flavor and the za’atar also bring these potatoes to the next level.
You can serve these tasty potatoes as an appetizer or side dish. I like to use the small Yukon potatoes for this recipe since I think they are a perfect size. If you have dinner guests, they can enjoy one or two of these delicious potatoes without being overly full before dinner starts.
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Hasselback Potatoes are an impressive and delicious side dish that is perfect for any occasion. If you’re unfamiliar with this dish, let me guide you step-by-step through creating crispy, buttery, and flavorful potatoes that will surely wow your guests.
What Are Hasselback Potatoes?
Hasselback potatoes are thinly sliced so that more surface area of the potato gets crispy in the oven. This gives the potato a unique texture. Hasselback potatoes look similar to an accordion. This is because the potato is sliced very thinly without being cut through. These potatoes can be stuffed between the gaps, or sauces like my creamy yogurt sauce can get between each layer for maximum flavor.
What Other Variations Can You Make?
While Hasselback potatoes with creamy yogurt sauce and za’atar are d must-try combination, there are many other variations to try. For example, treat it like a regular baked potato and add sour cream, chives, cheese, and bacon bits. You can also use russet potatoes instead of Yukon Gold potatoes if you want the potato to be more significant. Try out different cheeses, toppings, and flavorings to see what you like best. If you are a potato lover, you can try our Mediterranean sweet potato recipe, Mashed potatoes, and my favorite Mediterranean potato salad.
Hasselback Potatoes pair well with a variety of dishes:
Grilled or roasted meat such as steak, chicken, or pork. Roasted vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, carrots, or asparagus
Salad with a tangy vinaigrette dressing like our Fettoush and Greek Salad Creamy soups like potato soup, tomato soup, or mushroom soup, and of course, its perfect next to Grilled or roasted seafood such as salmon, shrimp, or scallops
And beverages deserve mention. You can pair Hasselback Potatoes with a variety of options, including:
Dry white wines such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, Full-bodied red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, and of course my personal favorite Craft beer such as IPA or pale ale
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Arrange the potatoes on a baking tray, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with a generous amount of salt and pepper.
Bake the potatoes in the oven for about 15 minutes. Then take them out, brush them with more olive oil, and put them back in.
In the meantime, make the sauce. Mix one cup of yogurt with the minced garlic salt, lemon juice, and one tablespoon of the zaatar mix.
Arrange the potatoes on a plate and put a spoonful of the yogurt sauce on top. Then sprinkle more of the za’atar and enjoy!
Please Support The SiteHome Cooking is Easy!With These Minimalist Kitchen Essentials
|10 small Yukon potatoes (washed and dried)|
|3 tablespoons olive oil|
|1 cup Greek yogurt|
|2 tablespoons zaatar|
|1 clove of garlic (minced)|
|Juice of 1 lemon|
|Salt and pepper|
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