Monday, May 23, 2011

Cajun Hasselback Potatoes


Everytime I think of the word~ 'Hasselback'.... and I would go off tangent and think of 'Hasselhoff'... ask me not... why I equate Hasselback and Hasselhoff batting eyelashes.
Hasselback~potato and Hasselhoff ~errr...used to be hunky, muscular chap in Knight Rider (before Baywatch...). Perhaps something to do with the 2 words started with 'Hassel...'.

Hasselback... not as muscular as Hasselhoff, is pretty, evenly sliced potatoes and looks presentable... excellent with Sunday roast. 


A good technique to have an evenly sliced potato without cutting right through...and go angry if you do!!!! is to slice the potato on a wooden spatula. Some would use a skewer inserted across the potato... but I prefer using the spatula instead. Its easy and less messy and still look as 'pretty'...winking

Recipe
8 Potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoon cajun spice
  1. Washed and dry the potatoes with kitchen paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix olive oil and cajun spice in a bowl.
  3. Pre heat oven to 220C.
  4. Slice the potatoes as photo above.
  5. Brush with cajun mix.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the potatoes are golden and crisps.

19 comments:

  1. Everytime I heard the word hasselback, it reminds me of that fancy camera brand which the price makes my head spinning.

    Btw, your hasselback potatoes are so pretty.

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  2. this looks fabulous thank you for the tip on cutting

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  3. Beautiful and simple presentation -looks delicious!

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  4. It has been quite a while since I saw these for the first time during my googling...I still haven't tried them, although they look simply delicious...

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  5. So pretty! Imagine cutting through the potato after 3/4 done T_T the spatula is a great tip!

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  6. I love that someone from across the globe is cooking something with "cajun" spices from my Louisiana homeland. Those potatoes look yum!

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  8. Torviewtoronto
    my pleasure to share something easy and practical :)

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  9. Mika
    its caling out to you Mika... :)

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  10. pigpigscorner
    Thank you
    hehehe... it was fun but often I would forget to take photos until its all done ;)

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  11. Sarah
    I fall in love with Cajun ;)

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  12. Pepy
    That 'Hassel' will not only make my head giddy... but it will also makes my husband *frown*

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  13. Looks beautiful! I do not have the patience to do this. Only have patience to eat...:p

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  14. The potatoes look fabulous! Found your great blog through your #foodphotography hashtag on Twitter. New fan!!! :)

    Heather

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  15. Heather
    Great...Thank you for dropping by my kitchen :D

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