Slice Potatoes Before Baking For Crispy Edges

Slice Potatoes Before Baking For Crispy Edges

Baked potatoes are great. Potato chips are great too. Fortunately, we live in a world where we can have the best of both worlds.

Instructables user rocket discovered that slicing your potato into thin segments before baking can yield crispy edges, and a soft potato centre. Just slice thin segments of the potato about three-quarters of the way through, drizzle oil and salt on the top, and bake at 220 C for about 50 minutes. By the time it’s done, you should have a unique, relatively-healthy treat. For added flavour, try stuffing some cheese or bacon into the slices during the baking process.

Sliced Baked Potato [Instructables]


  • Healthy treat! Until you add the bacon and cheese…!
    Still I’ll give it a go – sans “added flavour” (BTW nice correct spelling of flavour – was there an edit or did this not come from the US site?)

  • This recipe has actually been around for a long time, it’s called ‘Hasselback Potatoes’. From memory I think it originated in Sweden? Potatoes done this way are delicious, especially with some garlic and rosemary.

  • My family’s always done it this way, I didn’t realise how unknown it was :\
    Although we like to use smaller new potatoes (or just potato halves) and serve it like roast potatoes

  • “… bake at 220 C for about 50 minutes”!?
    Do you have any idea how many carbon-dioxides that will produce?
    Microwave the sucker and save the planet!

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