One potato, two potato, three potato, four!

Yesterday I made 'baked' potatoes in the crock for the first time. Yay, they turned out great! Another dish (if you can call it that) to add to my crock repertoire that isn't a soup or stewy-type thing.


I tend to overlook potatoes a bit, even though they are one of my favourite vegetables. OK, I like them boiled, mashed, as wedges/chips and pre-made röstis.

But I remember very clearly, on one of my first visits to Denmark, being served up a very 'posh' potato. It was at my future DMIL's house (in Viborg, Denmark) and they went by the name of Hasselbach potatoes. Hasselbach being the name of the Scandinavian person who came up with the dinky idea in the first place.


You take a normal, washed, raw potato and 'nestle' it on a wooden spoon, so it doesn't roll away...






Take a sharp knife and make deep slits through the potato. The wooden spoon will stop you chopping all the way through and ending up with several bits of potato ;)

Put in an ovenproof dish or baking sheet. Brush with a bit of oil or melted butter, sprinkle with salt, herbs, whatever you fancy and bake for about 30 minutes in a fairly hot oven.


Voilà - a potato fit for a Scandinavian King!

(Forgot, in my rush to eat the darn things, to take a picture of the finished product. So you'll just have to make them yourself or wait until next time I serve them!)

8 comments:

Pippa said...

Yum! They look great and seeing as I am not at my cousins wedding tomorrow as Baby Boy is ill I need an extra meal this week, and I think I just found the side dish!

DianeDenmark said...

Gosh, I think these potatoes are good but I don't think they can make up for a wedding! LOL Hope Baby Boy gets better soon... xo

C-Joy said...

LOVE the spoon idea! I usually am carefully trying to not cut through the potato :)

Anonymous said...

loving the blog Di,keep up the good work. Looking forward to Christmas cake making day, not long to go-yay!! ;)

Krista said...

Just made these tonight to go with meatloaf. The whole family thought they were the best potatoes ever! Best part was it was easy to make them. :) Thanks again for another keeper.

DianeDenmark said...

Hi K! Glad to be repaying part of the brownie debt! ;)

Bento Box / Asfora said...

Thanks for this great idea! I made this yesterday and served it with beans and cheese - that spoon idea for underneath for chopping the spuds on = awesome!

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Glad you enjoyed them, Asfora! And - yes - isn't the spoon trick amazing?! (We are easily amused, n'est-ce pas?) xo