Paula: Imagine, if you will, the marriage of a baked potato and potato chip. The offspring of this union might very well be Hasselback potatoes, which offer the best of both. With all due respect to the mashed variety, these golden, grill roasted beauties make the perfect holiday side because they look spectacular on the table--they’re surprisingly easy to prepare.
Scott: These are some no-hassle Hasselbacks!
Paula: Simply cut potatoes (a waxy variety like Yukon Gold or even sweet potatoes) into very thin slices, without cutting all the way through. The accordion-like folds separate as they roast, inviting any number of adornments. (Think shredded cheese, bread crumbs, crispy lardons of bacon, or fresh herbs.)