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Hassleback Potatoes

No Hassle potatoes?

You may not want to try to Hassle the Hoff, but I promise you, you are going to want to try Hassleback potatoes. These are easy, tasty, and make a great presentation. This is a good one to keep in your pocket for any meal, not just special occasions.  I mean look at that beauty (insert potato here). Its crispy skin and creamy flesh is just the thing to get anyone’s attention, right?

“I may have dated women that weren’t as beautiful as that Hassleback”- not a direct quote from the Hoff


  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, melted, or Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Fresh bread crumbs
  • To taste Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • Toppings Sour Cream, chives, bacon bits, shredded cheese, the works!

What you do with them:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C)
  • Put each potato between two wooden spoons, or chopsticks
  • Cut across at about ¼-inch (.6 cm) intervals
  • Cut each potato not quite through so they are still joined together at the bottom
  • Heat butter over medium high heat and add cut potatoes
  • Heat until sizzling
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Roast 15 to 20 minutes, basting every 5 minutes
  • Sprinkle with bread crumbs, baste with butter
  • Cook until bread crumbs are golden and potatoes are soft, 10 to 15 minutes
  • Top with favorite toppings and serve

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