I’m Bringing Hasselback (potatoes, that is)

Them other potatoes don’t know how to act. Yes, I made sexy potatoes tonight. No, I am not talking about Elizabeth Hasselbeck (not sexy) or David Hasselhoff (really not sexy). I’m talking Hasselback Potatoes.

Ok, I’m really riffing from the dude over at frugal feeding and his potatoes are definitely sexier than mine.

I  served these with a florentine tofu scramble. Oh my. The crispy deliciousness.

Hasselback Potatoes:

Russet Potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed (as many as you need, 1 for each person)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Kosher Salt


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice potatoes thinly, being careful not to slice all the way through. Fan the potatoes carefully and give a liberal spray with the cooking oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 35-45 minutes until golden and crispy on the edges.

Florentine Tofu Scramble

1 package extra firm tofu, drained and crumbled

1 can (14.5 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes

4 T. nutritional yeast

2 scallions, sliced on the diagonal

1/4 C. freshly chopped basil

1 t.  real salt or spike

1/2 t. ground black pepper

4 C. organic baby spinach

Method: Cook tofu and diced tomatoes over medium high heat until liquid from diced tomatoes is nearly evaporated. Add nutritional yeast, salt, basil and scallions. Cook briefly, remove from heat. Stir in spinach. Serve.

6 thoughts on “I’m Bringing Hasselback (potatoes, that is)

  1. Looks delicious and I totally have russets to use. Perhaps for dinner tomorrow night, since I’m pretty sure I’ll be up and making it. Peanut stew in the crock pot for today, but that’s how we want it – one person per day for birthdays, none of this doubling up that’s so popular. He can come tomorrow – even 12:15, after we have Z’s cake and put them to bed.

    • Aw, happy birthday to Z! And yes, little man, you cannot arrive on Z’s birthday and spoil all the fun…. So wait for another day or two even though it’s killing your mom.

      Those potatoes were ridiculously easy, you might want to use straight olive oil instead of a spray, I would have, but still trying to cut oil consumption around here.

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