This Hasselback Sweet Potatoes post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.
Tender, melt-in-your-mouth Hasselback Sweet Potatoes smothered with Garlic Herb Butter look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are every day easy!
While these Hasselback Sweet Potatoes look impressive, the only skill required is slicing and stirring in order to make them! Serve them with sour cream, goat cheese or melt Gouda in between the slices for extra decadence!
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
All special occasions require some sort of potatoes because they are one of the best foods on. the. planet. From my Potatoes Au Gratin with Bacon to my Company Mashed Potatoes, to my Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes, I have a hard time choosing which potatoes to serve and it just got more difficult with these deceptively gourmet melt in your mouth Hasselback Sweet Potatoes. You need them in your culinary back pocket. They not only are company beautiful but boast a crispy outside and soft, creamy inside and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
How to Make Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
While these Hasselback Sweet Potatoes look impressive, the only skill required is slicing and stirring in order to make them! Are you ready?
- First, choose narrow sweet potatoes (I buy the garnet yams) that are uniform in size and scrub them clean. Pat dry and place on a cutting board. If they are super wobbly, you can take a small slice off the bottom to create a flat sweet potato bottom – no one will ever notice!
- Next, slice the potatoes into 1/8” slices without slicing all the way through the potato – you will want to leave about ½ inch of the potato intact on the bottom. Try and make the slices as uniform as possible as this will ensure more even cooking, but don’t stress too much about it.
- Next, add your potatoes to a lightly greased, foil lined pan.
- Now, what takes these sweet potatoes from good to AMAZING – the Garlic Herb Butter! To make, whisk together melted butter, olive oil, freshly minced garlic, parsley, chives, thyme, rosemary, paprika, salt, pepper and nutmeg. It’s a few ingredients but all you do is dump and whisk for a super quick, super delectable butter bath (can we just pause and reflect on the beauty that is a butter bath?!!) that creates a dynamic, balanced medley of flavors to infuse your potatoes through and through.
- Brush this butter over the potatoes, including in between the slices. You don’t have to be too meticulous about getting in between the slices because the potatoes bake for 40 minutes and then we will brush with butter again. After the 40 minutes, the potato slices are much easier to fan so you can smother the butter in every nook and cranny at that point.
- Bake for another 10-20 minutes or until the potatoes are super tender in the center with a nice crispy outside. There will be some Garlic Herb Butter that has a has accumulated at the bottom of the pan that you will want to drink – but instead, slather it all over your Hasselback Sweet Potatoes and either top with Goat Cheese (my fav!) or sour cream or both!
Garnish with fresh parsley and chives if you desire and your ordinary sweet potato has just become Hasselback Sweet Potatoes and the star of the night!
Tips and Tricks for Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
- My grocery store calls sweet potatoes garnet yams. So look for garnet yams or your sweet potatoes might actually be white inside!
- Purchase sweet potatoes that are uniform in sizes so they cook evenly.
- Scrub the outsides of the potatoes clean because guests are more than likely eating the skins – we don’t want any grit in their teeth.
- Pat the potatoes very dry after washing or the skins won’t get as crispy.
- Don’t slice the potatoes all the way through the potato. Some people like to lay their potato in between chopsticks which will prevent you from slicing all the way through the potato.
- Try and make the slices as uniform as possible as this will ensure more even cooking.
- After the potatoes are cooked, you can add slices of Gouda or your favorite cheese on top of the Hasselback Sweet Potatoes and bake until melted for extra decadence.
Looking for More Potato Recipes?
- Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Parmesan
- Herb Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
- Gruyere and Ham Potato Stacks
- Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows and Pecans
- Chicken Gnocchi Soup
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