Garlic Hasselback Potatoes are the best kind of baked potato you will ever make - I am serious!!
They are like a baked potato, chip and roast potato all in one and of course with the addition of garlic, what's not to like? Unless of course you hate garlic, in which case I recommend not to add it, as they are still the best type of potato you will ever taste.
These Garlic Hasselback Potatoes are sooo delicious I sometimes have them just on their own and not as a side to a main meal.
Now I know for these you could just use spray oil, but for these I just love using a little bit ghee, as it really crisps them up (especially on the bottom) and they get this amazing buttery taste, that you just can’t get with spray oil. However if you don’t want to use any syns, then by all means, use spray oil, they are still delicious. The ghee just takes these Garlic Hasselback Potatoes to a whole other level.
Amazing buttery goodness of ghee and garlic!!
No idea what Ghee is? Ghee is an awesome cooking fat that is often used in Indian cooking. I first became aware of it, from my love of making my own curries, but soon discovered ghee should not be limited to just curries, it is an amazing cooking fat and is my preferred choice over olive oil, coconut oil etc, as it adds an amazing flavour to dishes and you really do not need much of it at all.
Unlike butter, ghee can also be heated to a higher temp without burning and of course it is completely natural unlike some of the manmade oil out there.
Ghee is basically a clarified butter, made by removing the milk proteins/solids. Some people with dairy allergies can tolerate it because of this. Ghee is 6 syns per tablespoon so is on the same syn value of other oils. I definitely recommend giving it a try. I love using just a tsp of ghee to cook mushrooms for breakfast, as it adds a buttery flavour to them.
Just look at that lovely crispy skin on the potatoes?
Ghee can be found at many grocery stores, as it has now become a more and more popular, failing that it can also be found at Indian food specialty stores, but I do recommend checking the ingredients which should be just milk fat. There are some that are artificially made and are not nice at all.
I recommend one like this KTC Pure Butter Ghee from amazon
If you have a healthy extra spare these Garlic Hasselback Potatoes are also really delicious topped with some grated cheddar or parmesan, I mean, can you imagine for one moment, just how amazing these are with cheese?
- 4 large russet potato
- 4 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon of ghee or butter
- 1 tsp salt
- dash of black pepper
- spray oil
- freshly chopped Italian parsley
- Preheat oven to 220c or 425f (gas mark 7)
- Place a potato onto a large wooden spoon and slice thin slits all down the potato. (cutting it on the wooden spoon, will prevent you from slicing all the way through
- Add the ghee to a bowl with the garlic and mix well.
- Place the potatoes in an oven proof dish and brush the garlic ghee all over the potatoes and in the slits.
- Spray over the top with some spray oil and season well with salt and black pepper.
- Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for about 1 ½ hours. Till nice and golden.
- Sprinkle with freshly chopped Italian parsley
- Optional: Add some cheese at the last 15 mins of cooking time, and continue to cook till melted and golden.
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, paleo, Whole30, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Slimming World - 1.5 syns per serving
- WW Smart Points - 9 per serving
- Dairy Free - use olive oil instead of ghee
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Nutrition InformationServing Size 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 293.2Total Fat 3.9gSaturated Fat 2.4gCholesterol 7.5mgSodium 641.1mgCarbohydrates 59.1gFiber 8.9gSugar 4.2gProtein 6.5g