Thursday, March 10, 2005
This is a fabulous way to enjoy potatoes! It's a dish that originated at resturant Hasselbacken (=Hazel Hill) in Stockholm, a very old restaurant that's been around since 1760. The potatoes are delicious, and very easy to make.
2-3 medium-small potatoes per person
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees (about 450 F). Wash and peel the potatoes. You then need to slice them thinly, but not all the way down. The easiest way to do this is to place the potato in a wooden spoon, and cut until you hit the edge of the spoon. Do this as thinly as you can. Brush the potatoes with some melted butter, and put them in a baking dish. Bake for about 45 minutes total. (Maybe a little less) After 20 minutes, brush with some more butter, and add salt and pepper. When it's just ten minutes remaining, sprinkle over some breadcrumbs. The potato should be soft and done, with crispy edges. The slices should have moved slightly apart.