Aka Hasselback potatoes.
I didn't make this recipe up, but I did it a bit simpler than some I've read - I didn't faff about with preheated baking trays of oil, or iced water or anything unneccessary like that :-)
You will need:
- Potatoes (new or medium)
- Seasoning if you want
- Preheat oven to 200°C. (Recipes say do it a bit hotter for medium potatoes)
- Scrub potatoes.
- Slice each potato in narrow slices, but don't slice all the way through. Tip from Nigella - place potato in the bowl of a wooden spoon to slice - that means you can't slice through by accident.
- Brush potatoes on both sides with oil, place on baking tray sliced side up.
- Cook for 45 minutes or so (longer if bigger), until brown and a bit crispy.
|Hedgehog potatoes - before cooking|
|Hedgehog potatoes - after cooking|
I did quite a few potatoes as I had some needing used up. So I just had them on their own with a little gravy and salad. Obviously could be used in smaller quantities with meat.
It would be interesting to slice them both ways, in a criss-cross pattern - would look even more hedgehog-like.