Healthy Potato Recipe **VIDEO**
March 26, 2022 13 Comments
This healthy potato recipe deserves top billing in your collection of recipes. Easy, delicious, and visually appealing, Hasselback potatoes are the best!
I features potatoes because they are inexpensive, nutritious, and comforting.
Usually to make my potato recipes lighter, I add cauliflower. Check out my potato salad made with cauliflower and Indian spiced cauliflower recipe.
This healthy potato recipe uses the potato, butter, garlic, salt and pepper.
One of my favorite potato dishes is served at San Francisco Giants’ games. There are these “garlic fries” that stink up the ball park. They go great with the common beverage found at the park, hot chocolate (not really). The fog makes it fairly cold to be watching a game, and one time I actually wore a snow parka.
Ahhh, San Francisco summer.
Many of you probably aren’t aware of the quote:
The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
Supposedly, Mark Twain said this, but it turns out that there is no evidence he did. San Francisco residents say this often.
Since I no longer live in San Francisco, I have to make my own garlic fries and I saw this “Hasselback Potato” recipe and decided to give it a try. This looks really fancy, but it is easy to pull off. Line up chopsticks (or the handle end of wooden spoons) under two sides of the potato and cut down until you hit them. It is fast and no peeling!
Here is a great video on how to do it. Give it a try!
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I like to simply pour garlic all over my potatoes. I’m crazy like that. If you don’t like garlic, skip it.
These are a great way to know EXACTLY how much potato you are consuming and savor your potato experience with lots of slices to slow down your eating.
The healthy part of this potato recipe is the technique. You are slicing it, and roasting it with just a little bit of butter and garlic to bring out the potato flavor instead of piling it high with butter, sour cream, cheese, and bacon bits.
My son likes this recipe because it reminds him of potato chips.
Do you like garlic and potatoes?
Healthy Hasselback Potatoes Recipe
Makes 4 servings (1/2 potato per serving)
2 large russet potatoes (about 1 ½ pounds)
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Line up 2 chopsticks lengthwise close to a potato. Slice across the width in sections as thinly as you can.
Melt butter and mix in garlic. Using a pastry brush or spoon, drizzle the butter garlic mixture into the slices of potatoes. You can open it up like an accordion with your hands. Sprinkle on salt and pepper.
Bake for one hour until golden brown. Serve immediately.
For ½ potato = 154 calories, 3.1 g fat, 1.9 g saturated fat, 29.3 g carbohydrates, 2.1 g sugar, 3.2 g protein, 4.5 g fiber, 100 mg sodium, 5 SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes
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