Trader Joe’s Hasselback Potatoes with Butter & Sea Salt Review

Trader Joe's Hasselback Potatoes with Butter & Sea Salt

While the potato was domesticated back in 8000 B.C., Hassleback potatoes are a more recent invention. Created by chef Leif Elisson in 1953, these potatoes are sliced before being back. We don’t have a lot of experience with Hassleback potatoes, but we do love a good tuberous crop, so we happily pounced on Trader Joe’s Hasselback Potatoes with Butter & Sea Salt after spotting it in the freezer aisle.

There are microwave instructions for these potatoes, but they’re definitely designed to be oven-baked. The process is a little time-consuming — it took us about 30 minutes to heat both potatoes — but it’s worth the extra effort. Our potatoes came out of the oven with a perfectly crispy exterior.

Trader Joe's Hasselback Potatoes with Butter & Sea Salt

If we hadn’t taken these potatoes out of the freezer ourselves, we never would have guessed that they weren’t fresh. They’re nicely prepared and absolutely delicious. These potatoes are designed to be a side dish rather than a full meal, but the potatoes themselves are decently sized and would pair nicely with a smaller entree.

Although the potatoes are lightly seasoned with butter and sea salt, we found them to be slightly bland. Thankfully, we were able to fix this by adding a hearty helping of ketchup. We didn’t have any sour cream on hand, but we think they’d taste even better with sour cream and chives. Since the seasoning is fairly simple, you can really make these potatoes your own.

If, like us, you have no experience with Hasselback potatoes, Trader Joe’s Hasselback Potatoes with Butter & Sea Salt are a worthy introduction. They’re a starchy bit of goodness that will satisfy anyone’s potato cravings.

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Trader Joe's Hasselback Potatoes with Butter & Sea Salt