FreshFast: Herby Hasselback Potatoes

Recipes 20/11/2017

A fabulous recipe for herb-roasted Hasselback potatoes using general purpose, NZ grown potatoes like Desiree, Rua or Moonlight varieties.

Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 40 Minutes


8 medium  general-purpose NZ potatoes (eg. Desiree, Rua, Moonlight)

6 sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary

8 cloves garlic

¼ cup olive oil

½ cup parmesan cheese, grated

Salt and pepper

Fresh thyme to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C, (200°C fan-forced).
  2. Prepare potatoes by carefully cutting 3-5mm thick slices along each potato. You can have a wooden spoon sitting alongside the potatoes to help stop you cutting the whole way through.
  3. Place potatoes on a lined baking tray, or baking dish and tuck a slice of garlic and the herbs in between each potato slit – it doesn’t have to be perfect.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Roast for 40 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan. Roast for a further 5-10 minutes or until golden brown (larger potatoes may need slightly longer).
  6. Garnish with a few extra fresh herbs. Enjoy!