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Herb and Garlic Hasselback Potatoes

Feta, herb, and garlic Hasselback potatoes

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Stuffed Hasselback potatoes are an easy alternative to your typical baked potato. Filled with feta, onions and garlic, they are perfect for dinner parties as they can be prepared ahead of time. The recipe is written for 4 potatoes and can be easily scaled to make 8, 12, or 20 potatoes.

Ingredients

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  • 4 large potatoes (choose a floury variety)
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp freshly chopped fresh herbs (see notes for suggestions)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. Scrub the potatoes. Cut a series of thin slices into the potato leaving the bottom 1/4 inch (1 cm) uncut. This will hold the potato together. While some recipes recommend using skewers or spoons to hold the potato while cutting, I find it easiest just to hold the potato lengthwise, then carefully cut crosswise with a sharp knife.
  3. Stuff each potato with a few pieces of onion, fanning the potatoes open.
  4. Place the potatoes in a baking dish, and drizzle the potatoes with olive oil (about 1 Tbsp on each potato). Then sprinkle on salt and pepper.
  5. Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, mix the garlic and the herbs into the remaining 4 Tbsp of olive oil.
  7. When the timer goes off, pull the potatoes out of the oven. Divide the olive oil and herb mixture among the potatoes. Use a basting brush to really push the herbs and garlic between the potato slices. Top with the crumbled feta cheese.
  8. Bake for another 10 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.

Notes

  • Use whatever herbs that will go nicely with the rest of your meal. I recommend parsley, dill, oregano, basil, or rosemary.
  • Feta is a really simple cheese to make at home, so I usually use homemade feta. You could also use any non-melting cheese, likeĀ kefir cheese or Halloumi.

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