Monday, July 2, 2012

Swedish Baked Potatoes

Oh you Fancy, Huh!

Baked Potatoes are a universal side dish that takes little to no effort all to make. This is a great way to fancy up a simple vegetable with minimal effort.

These baked potato fans were popularized as the namesake dish of the restaurant at the Hasselbacken Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.

This baked potato is not your average baked potato! It looks like a very fancy side dish, but is actually very easy to do. As it bakes, the slices fan out slightly for a show-stopping presentation. This is great for a family dinner or a dinner party. Definitely a unique and delicious way to serve potatoes.
 
 
Swedish Baked Potatoes 

Ingredients

4 medium red potatoes, washed
2 cloves of garlic, sliced lengthwise 
butter
olive oil
salt 
pepper
 
*you may substitute the red potatoes for baking potatoes

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425˚F. 
 
Start by washing the potatoes. Put the potato on a chopping board, flat side down. Start from one end of the potato, make slits cutting almost all the way through, at about 3 to 4 mm intervals. 
 
 
Cut the garlic cloves into thin slivers. 
 
 
Arrange the potatoes on a baking tray, insert the garlic in between every other or every few slit. Scatter some butter on top of each potato. Then drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. 
 
 
Bake the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.
 
Who would have thought something so plain could look so elegant! 

 
Listening to: Rascal Flats - Easy

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