Turn your baby potatoes into mini hasselback fries! These are soft in the middle with lots of crispy bits on the outside. These are such a fun appetizer that everyone will enjoy! Deep fry or roast them – the choice is yours!
Baby potatoes are probably supposed to be for salads, right?
In this winter weather, I sometimes crave a bit of fatty goodness and, in the interest of balance, I don’t see anything wrong with taking out the deep fryer from time to time. If you own a deep fryer, you probably feel the same way.
I got the idea to deep fry baby hasselback potatoes after seeing the baby blooming onions on spoonforkbacon.com. Those baby blooming onions got right under my skin and I am just waiting for the perfect moment to make them.
Meanwhile, it inspired me to think about other minified fried foods and this just sort of popped into my head. It’s hardly genius- hasselback potatoes are everywhere right now- but usually larger, and baked, not deep fried.
Sometimes I make decadent recipes healthier, and sometimes, like today, I go the other way and make something fairly harmless worse for you. #sorrynotsorry
If you don’t own / want to use a deep fryer, you can roast these. See the recipe card for details!
These are great with an aioli or vegan aioli of your choice! Though if you’re a ketchup person I’m not going to stop you!
mini hasselback fries
Turn your baby potatoes into mini hasselback fries! These are soft in the middle with lots of crispy bits on the outside. These are such a fun appetizer that everyone will enjoy! Deep fry or roast them - the choice is yours!
- Baby potatoes
- Salt, to taste
- Dips of your choice: aioli / vegan aioli, ketchup or guacamole
- Part boil your baby potatoes for about 5 minutes, until they are softened but not totally cooked.
- Drain the potatoes and let them cool down for a while until they aren't too hot to handle.
- Now slice ridges in them which extend about 2/3rds of the way down the potato. With potatoes this size, you will inevitably make some mistakes, cut some in half, lose some skins here and there- that's all just fine. Don't worry about it.
- Now heat the oil in your fryer to 180C / 350F. Submerge the potatoes in oil for 7-8 minutes, until they are super crispy. If you're making a lot, do them in batches- be careful not to crowd the frying basket.
You can definitely roast these! Heat the oven to 450F/230C, brush the part boiled hasselback potatoes with oil, and cook for 20-30 minutes until they are super crisp.
Nutritional info for this recipe is very approximate and based on about 5 baby potatoes + 1 Tblsp of vegetable oil.
Serving Size 5 fries
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13.8 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.