Saturday, May 23, 2009
Ha ha, Hasselhoff! These are actually a spin on Hasselback Potatoes, a simple recipe that is thoroughly delicious. I got the idea off of the food Reddit. You take some good ol' russet tatties and slice them almost all the way through. You want to get the slices as thin as you can so they crisp up. I find that using a serrated bread knife does the job best.
I basted these all over with a generous amount of butter, seasoned, and put in a 350 degree oven. I wanted to gild the lily a little so I fried up some bacon to go in the crannies.
I didn't cook the bacon all the way through so it didn't burn when I put it inside the tatties. The potatoes take a little over an hour to cook and the bacon goes in for the last 20 minutes to give them a little tasty grease.
I am bringing these along to a cookout that I am going to later today. I have some other dishes that I will share if I don't get too tipsy to take pictures of them. I bought a standing rib roast and I think I will make some Yorkshire Pudding with the drippings, I am in a traditional kind of mood this weekend.