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Garlic Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes, so crispy from the outside, the middle is tender and soft like mashed potato. 
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine International
Servings 4


  • 4 medium potatoes approx. 500g
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 4 tbsp parmesan grated
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Wash the potatoes properly. Check that no mud is left on them. Pat dry on a kitchen towel.
  • Using a sharp knife, stand cutting the potatoes into 2-3 mm thick slices till the middle. Do not cut all the way through. Patience is required for this job.
  • When you reach halfway, or to the centre, turn the potato and stand cutting from the end.I find it easier to slice evenly in this manner.


  • Mix melted butter, olive oil and salt.


  • Place the sliced potatoes in a baking dish.
  • Brush the potatoes with the butter mixture about ⅓ of it or less. At this stage not much liquid will be used as the slices are too close to each other.
  • Bake the potatoes for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime add minced garlic, parmesan cheese, herbs and chilli flakes in the remaining butter mixture.
  • After 20 minutes remove the tray from the oven. Now the slices will be fairly apart. Carefully add the butter mixture in between the slices. I used a butter knife for this. Brush the top and sides of the potatoes with the liquid in the tray.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven. Brush them again with the butter mixture. Return them to the oven.
  • Bake further for 15 minutes. Remove the potatoes and brush them again with the butter mixture. Also brush them with the liquid from the tray.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Garlic Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes are ready to be served as a side dish, appetizer or as a main meal with add ons.


  • Make sure you use potatoes that are generally used for French Fries. 
  • Add ons can be cooked meat, fish, mushrooms, paneer, tofu, salads, etc.
  • Serve with sour cream, cream cheese or yogurt.
  • In order not to slice the potatoes through, place them between two chopsticks. The chopsticks prevents you from slicing till the bottom.
  • Frequent brushing with the butter mixture helps to make the outer part more crispy.
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