Serve up a skillet of fancy-cut potatoes for dinner tonight. Potatoes cut this way were made famous at the Hasselbacken restaurant in Stockholm. It was their way of preparing them for baking that resulted in a crispy outside and creamy center.
Today, there are many versions of buttery herb toppings but they all begin with cutting the potato fanlike. Select small to average, oval-shaped potatoes that are all similar in size.
This cutting looks a lot more complicated than it is. Begin by cutting a thin slice off the bottom so the potato will sit flat and not roll around. I placed chopsticks on either side of the potato to stop me from cutting all the way through the potato. The bottom of the slice stays attached.
The potatoes are brushed with a garlic butter during baking.