Hasselback potatoes with bacon

Transform humble spuds into tasty Christmas hasselback potato canapés, just add bacon and black pepper. Easy and cheap too!


  • 1kg/2lb 4oz small baby potatoes
  • 300g/10½oz bacon rashers, each cut into 3 strips
  • freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6

Step 2

Cut narrow slices into the potatoes, but not all the way down to the base. Make the slices a little narrower than a pound coin.

Step 3

Wrap each potato in half a rasher of bacon and place on a baking tray. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through.

Recipe Tips

If you would like to make these vegetarian, season the potatoes with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and a little finely chopped fresh rosemary and drizzle with a little olive oil before baking. Make sure the seasoning is pushed inside the slices.

Once cooked, hasselback potatoes freeze well. Simply reduce the initial cooking time by 10 minutes before cooling and freezing. Reheat in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until hot all the way through.

Hasselback potatoes with bacon

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