Hasselback Sweet Potatoes: A splendid side dish for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 04:36:47 AM. Hidden in each fold of the sweet potato are butter, pungent garlic, flowery thyme, and a hint of nutmeg - flavors that will nicely complement your holiday bird.
Hasselback potatoes, according to the vastly knowledgeable Internet, were originally created at a restaurant in Sweden. They are sliced and fanned open with bits of butter and herbs stuffed throughout. The result is a potato that is, at its heart, tender and creamy, but with tons of exterior crunch per square inch. In short, a perfect potato. Giving the Hasselback treatment to sweet potatoes seems ideal for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. They're just a bit fancy but also definitely doable for a crowd with a bit of time and a sharp knife. One of the glories of Thanksgiving is that we give ourselves permission not to be shy with the butter, and these spuds are no exception. Hidden in each fold of the sweet potato are butter, pungent garlic, flowery thyme, and a hint of nutmeg - flavors that will nicely complement your holiday bird. A hint of cayenne pepper or some orange zest would also work well here. Be creative! Wishing you and your family a holiday full of fluffy mashed potatoes, a moist, succulent turkey, and lots of pie. Happy Thanksgiving! Hasselback Sweet Potatoes4 sweet potatoes, about 10-12 ounces each2 tablespoons olive oil4 tablespoons butter4 cloves garlic, finely minced4 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves1 teaspoon ground nutmeg2 teaspoons kosher salt2 teaspoons Dijon mustard Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel all the potatoes. Remove any eyes or dark spots. Place the potatoes in a casserole dish and brush them all over with the olive oil. Place the dish in the oven...Read more
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