A few weeks ago we went on a potato bender because duh… have you ever met a potato you didn’t like? Me neither! Today it’s a Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes situation just in the knick of time for Easter!
Traditionally Scalloped Potatoes are baked laying down, flat, against the casserole dish – but hasselback potatoes are so sexy and I thought, let’s combine the two and see what happens. Plus I like when things are evenly stacked – it’s my inner OCD coming out to shine, as evidenced by this recipe from a few years back. Well, THIS is what happens when a scalloped, meets a hasselback, meets my stacking obsession…and it’s equal parts cheesy, gooey, crispy, carby deliciousness. Easy to slice and serve to a crowd too!
Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes
- 3 ounces shredded Gruyère cheese
- 2 ounces shredded Parmigiano-reggiano
- 4 ounces cubed pancetta cooked
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 garlic cloves roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves roughly chopped
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 pounds russet potatoes peeled and sliced 1/8th-inch thick on a mandoline slicer
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine cheeses and cooked pancetta in a large bowl. Transfer 1 handful of the cheese mixture to a separate bowl and set aside. Add cream, garlic, and thyme to remaining cheese mixture and season with salt and pepper. Add potato slices and toss to combine, making sure the cream mixture coats every potato slice.
- Spray a medium casserole dish non-stick cooking spray. Take a handful of potatoes, and stack them on top of each other and then lay them in the casserole dish like a hasselback potato. Continue stacking potatoes in the casserole dish until it's full of potatoes and everything is tightly packed. Pour the leftover cream mixture evenly over potatoes until the mixture comes half-way up the sides of the potatoes, if you have even more leftover liquid after that, just discard.
- Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and transfer to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from oven, remove foil and continue baking until top is pale golden brown, about 25-30 minutes more. Once golden, remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and return to oven. Bake until deep golden brown and crisp on top, about 30 minutes longer. Remove from oven, let rest for a few minutes, and slice and serve.