Cajun Hasselback Potatoes

May 23, 2011
Cajun hasselback potatoes are fun to make 

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 

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  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'...

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.


  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.

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

  3. Beautiful and simple presentation -looks delicious!

  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...

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

  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 :)

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

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

  11. Sarah
    I fall in love with Cajun ;)

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

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

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


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