Hasselback Potatoes with Creamy Yogurt Sauce and Zaatar
I want to share with you one of my absolute favorite potato recipes—the magnificent Hasselback Potatoes. These golden-brown wonders boast a mesmerizing combination of crispy perfection on the outside and a soft, buttery interior that will have you swooning with every bite.
As if that weren’t enough, the creamy garlic sauce and za’atar seasoning take these potatoes to new heights of flavor. Whether you serve them as a tempting appetizer or a side dish that steals the spotlight, these insanely delicious spuds are sure to leave your taste buds begging for more.
Hasselback Potatoes—an impressive and delicious dish that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. If you’re unfamiliar with this culinary masterpiece, allow me to be your guide and take you step-by-step through the process of creating crispy, buttery, and flavor-packed potatoes that will elevate any meal.
Originating from Sweden, Hasselback Potatoes are named after the restaurant where they were first served. They feature perfectly sliced potatoes that fan out beautifully while baking, creating a stunning visual presentation. But don’t let their elegant appearance intimidate you these potatoes are surprisingly simple to make!
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:
Hasselback Potatoes, with their crispy exterior and buttery interior, are the ultimate side dish that pairs flawlessly with a variety of flavors. Picture tender grilled or roasted meats like BBQ baby ribs, succulent chicken, or juicy pork, perfectly complemented by the delightful textures of Hasselback Potatoes.
But it doesn’t stop there! Imagine a plate filled with roasted vegetables like grilled zucchiniwith garlic and sumac, vibrant carrots, or grilled asparagus. For a lighter option, savor a refreshing salad dressed in a tangy vinaigrette, like our signature Fattoush or Greek Salad, while enjoying the tantalizing contrast of textures that the potatoes bring.
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