10 Foods That Are Better Hasselbacked

Why should potatoes be the only food to benefit from this flavorsome preparation method? Use hasselbacking as a means to slide herbs, cheese and more between fanned slices of your favorite vegetables and fruits.

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Hasselback Everything

"Hasselback" is now a verb — and a verb calls for a variety of subjects. We made some of them, marching straight past the standard medium potato and pausing to hasselback a sweet potato before hasselbacking a bunch of other foods we thought would benefit from neat rows of nearly thorough slices. We drizzled our hasselbacks, and slid cheeses, herbs and porky items into the slots. We left a few hasselbacks raw before hasselbacking an innocent pickle and calling it a day.

Tomato Caprese

Ingredients: 1 heirloom tomato, sliced mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil, coarse sea salt and pepper

 

Method: Serve chilled and eat with a knife and fork.

Crispy Bacon Sweet Potato

Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, sliced bacon, sliced shallot, fresh thyme leaves, olive oil, salt and pepper

 

Method: Roast at 400 degrees F for about 1 hour.

Garlic and Herb Zucchini

Ingredients: 3 zucchini, softened butter, minced garlic, fresh oregano, Parmesan, salt and pepper

 

Method: Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes.

Mediterranean-Inspired Eggplant

Ingredients: 1 eggplant, spicy red chili sauce, sliced yellow onion, sliced garlic, sundried tomatoes, fresh oregano, olive oil, salt and pepper, labneh or Greek yogurt

 

Method: Bake at 375 degrees F for about 40 minutes.

Watermelon Wedge

Ingredients: 1/4 watermelon, sliced red onion, fresh mint, crumbled feta, lime wedges

 

Method: Serve chilled and eat with a knife and fork.

Smoked Paprika Parsnip

Ingredients: 3 parsnips, softened butter, smoked paprika, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper

 

Method: Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes.

One Whole Dill Pickle

Ingredients: 1 whole dill pickle, sliced deli ham, Swiss cheese, fresh chives, Dijon mustard

 

Method: Serve chilled with Dijon mustard, for dipping.

Pastrami on Rye

Ingredients: 1/2 loaf rye bread, mayo, Dijon mustard, dill pickles, sliced pastrami, sliced Swiss cheese

 

Method: Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes to toast the bread and melt the cheese.

Pineapple and Prosciutto

Ingredients: 1 pineapple, sliced prosciutto, honey, butter

 

Method: Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.

Spicy Soy Tofu

Ingredients: 1 block firm tofu, seaweed snacks, soy sauce, spicy red chile sauce, sliced scallions and fresh cilantro

 

Method: Serve chilled and eat with a knife and fork.

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