Friday, August 28, 2009

Haselback Baked Potato


99. While trying to mix it up for dinner the other evening, I did something new with baked potatoes. Usually I will throw them in the microwave for about 10 minutes and a baked potato is a quick addition to our meal. But I had a little extra time so my potatoes went through a metamorphosis of sorts. I sliced them without cutting through the whole potato so they would stay in tact. Sprayed my baking dish with oil, then placed the potatoes in the dish.
Then I sprinkled them with this fantasticseasoning that was
filled with all sorts of interesting spices: Fennel Seed, oregano, lemon, salt, paprika, pepper, basil, parsley...I covered each potato with the spices, then gently placed a pat of butter on top of each. Then placed them in the microwave for about 10 minutes till all the potatoes were soft.
When they were done, they gently fell apart like this.
Before bringing them to the table, I dolloped sour cream on top and then sprinkled fresh chopped chives to garnish. My hint with cutting chives is to grab them all in a bunch in your hand and use kitchen sheers to cut them. It is quicker and you don't have to clean your cutting board.
They turned out delicious!
But my youngest daughter said, "What did you do to the potatoes? I like them the old fashioned way best!"
I say, " Mix it up a bit and try something new with an old favorite!"

"Potatoes served at breakfast, At dinner served again;
Potatoes served at supper, Forever and Amen!
~ Pennsylvanian Prayer

9 comments:

bj said...

Why this sounds just delightful, Lilly. It will be lunch time here in West Texas soon and I am going to make these. We don't do sour creme (i know, i know....) but a tiny bit of melted cheese will suit us to a tee...Thanks, dear one.
(are you searching high and low for a great maple fudge recipe?? i am)

Mary said...

I absolutely love hassleback potatoes. They're delicious and a great way to dress up a plain meal.

Kathleen said...

Lol, Lily, I am making hasselback potatoes tonight..
Similar method, but you drizzle butter or olive oil in the slits and sprinkle with panko and grated cheese.. bale till brown and crispy on the outside, creamy in the middle.
I have posted about them..several of different methods to make them!

So are you all ready for the storm, Danny? We are supposed to get it bad out here..
Batten down the hatches!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This sounds so very good...all the food groups we love:-)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

The Pennsylvania prayer you posted is so true. My Pa. Dutch Grand parents served potatoes all the time and we eat them a lot too. Must be in my blood. Yours look great~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

darnold23 said...

Great idea. I would love for you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesday on diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. Mister Linky will be up by Tuesday for your entry. Thanks so much for posting.

Shauna said...

These look really good.

Kathleen said...

Hi Lilly!
You've been quiet...hope all is well and that you are just enjoying this fabulous weather!
Come see what on got on sale at WSonoma outlet..dishy.."_

Cindy Holman said...

I just nominated you for Kreativ Blogger award!! Check it out!!http://cindyholman.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/kreativ-blogger-award/

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