Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

I love hasselback potatoes and I love my new hasselback potato slicer. Makes my life easier and more importantly safer when I use this neat kitchen gadget. I first tried it with russet potatoes which is the best potato gratin dish I have ever eaten.

This recipe was in one of my last issues of Louisiana Cookin’ and I was looking for an excuse to use my hasselback slicer again! I did make some changes and I have indicated them in the recipe below.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes, Adapted

  • 4 sweet  potatoes (the syrup mixture is enough for 8 potatoes)
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 6 tbsp. cane syrup such as Lyle’s (maple syrup would be a good substitute)
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • fresh thyme, minced
  • bacon, fried and broken into pieces to garnish (or use coarsely crushed seasoned pork cracklin’ strips – no thanks as pork skin just does not sound good)
  • blue cheese, crumbled to garnish (I added and used a smokehouse blue which was smoked over Applewood – very good)

Preheat the oven to 425°F and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

If you have a hasselback potato slicer by all means use it. Otherwise use a sharp knife to make slices 1/4-inch thick in each potato, but do not cut all the way through.

Brush each potato with oil and sprinkle with salt and Cajun seasoning. Bake for 35 minutes or until softened. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 350°F.

Whisk together cane syrup, vinegar, butter and thyme; reserve a 1/4 cup of this mixture. Fan out potato slices and brush with syrup mixture.

Bake for another 15 minutes, basting with syrup.

To serve; drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup syrup mixture, sprinkle with bacon or pork cracklin’ and garnish with thyme leaves and blue cheese if desired.

Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com  

Linking to Angie @ Fiesta Friday and the two co-hosts  Laurena @ Life Diet Health and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook

35 thoughts on “Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

  1. Sounds good! I need more creative recipes like this for sweet potatoes. My husband and kids are not always clamoring for them, actually never 😄 Maybe if I present them beautifully like you have here, they’ll be more receptive. Nice!

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    • Isn’t that a great little kitchen gadget and it was only around $12.00. I found it at a local store but Amazon does carry it. I am trying to give up white potatoes for the most part so I keep looking for new ways to fix the sweet variety.

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  2. Judi I didn’t know you could do this with sweet potatoes! Wow! I always thought they would be too soft to hold their shape. These look and sound so good – especially with the cajun! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at Fiesta Friday.

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  3. What?? Why I haven’t thought of doing this to my sweet potatoes?😏 And I love that I see cajun seasoning in the ingredients.😍 Thanks for sharing this delicious meal. Happy Fiesta Friday! x

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  4. Love sweet potatoes and this is a great way of serving them. I had no idea there was a special slicer to make these potatoes look like they do, I need to find one!

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    • Me too Monika – I am trying to eat more sweet potatoes in place of white so it’s been fun finding and trying new recipes. Hope you can find one – they are on Amazon but I tried to order one for my brother in Hawaii and they wouldn’t let me ???

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  5. Sweet potatoes are my jam! I am not a fan of blue cheese, but I think I would like this with mozzarella or even cream cheese! Thanks for sharing.

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