This simple crispy hassle back potato recipe is an exciting way to use up the excess – and it’s usually even more yummy than the meal I bought the ingredients for in the first place! It takes no time at all using my Le Creuset cast iron frying pan, and is a great main or side dish that compliments pretty much anything. Enjoy beautiful.
8 potatoes (waxy varieties like Charlotte or Anya are best as they hold together well)
5 tbsp melted butter or olive oil
4 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp thyme
2 tbsp rosemary
2 tbsp parsley
2 tsp smoked sea salt
Preheat the oven to 210°C.
Slice a thin layer off the length of a potato – this creates a base for hasselbacking them. Place the potato flat side down then with a sharp knife slice three-quarters of the way through it, about ½ cm apart. Repeat with all the potatoes.
Finely chop all the herbs then place in a bowl with the oil and spices. Brush the potatoes with the herb mix, sprinkle them with smoked sea salt and nestle them in the skillet pan.
Bake for 50 minutes then top with lardons and bake again for 10 minutes.