I love that potatoes are such a versatile ingredient and you can use them for so many dishes. The hassleback was something I’d seen a while ago and I decided to make it today. I saw a tip online that said to cut the potatoes whilst it rests on a spoon so that you don’t cut it all the way through and that tip worked really well. I used potatoes that were quite small and they took just over an hour to cook. I ate the hasselback potatoes with cheese, baked beans and salad.
Recipe: Hasselback Potatoes (serves 1)
4 small potatoes
Drizzle of oil
Sprinkle of salt, chilli and oregano
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6
Wash the potatoes well, place onto a spoon and slice down the potato making sure not to cut all the way.
Place the potatoes onto a tray, rub a little butter over the top.
Add a drizzle of oil and sprinkle with salt, chilli and oregano.
Bake in the oven for about an hour until cooked right through.
I can still remember how delicious this tasted just from looking at the photo. I remember sitting on the sofa with my sister complaining about how hot the temperature of the food was even though it had just come out from the oven.
This is a simple meal to feed everyone’s taste buds in the family!
Ingredients I’ve used:
– mashed potatoes
– bechamel sauce
– fish ( I don’t remember what type I had so I’ll say hake )
– grated cheese
Bringing the dish together:
– The fish can now be mixed in with the sauce and poured over the bottom of the dish.
– Then spread a layer of the mash evenly over the top with a palette knife. To create the line effect I scraped a fork over the top and finally sprinkle with cheese.
– Place in the oven until golden brown and prepare some salad too, I choose lettuce and carrots.
Dinner time is not only about eating food it’s also about family time and getting the chance to connect and bond with them over a home cooked meal. I love when I have a healthy balance of food portions on my plate, a chunk of broccoli, oven roasted steak and potato circles.
I think it’s quite hard these days where technology is everywhere and often distracting, so if at least twice per week switch off all electronics, get everyone around the table and enjoy your dinner!
° Being mindful whilst eating is a great way to truly appreciate where your food has come from and the people that helped to prepare and cook it 🙂