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Accordion Hasselback Waffle Potatoes with Step by Step Directions {Naturally Gluten Free}

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Hasselback waffle potatoes have taken TikTok (and the internet) by storm—and how could they not?  They are mini crispy hasselback potatoes in dippable fry form. 

–>And these are coated in a super simple homemade garlic parmesan sauce for a delicious side that’s naturally gluten-free.

Keep reading for the step by step directions with pictures to make this failproof recipe!


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Why you’ll love hasselback waffle potatoes

You’ll totally fall in love with these accordion style potato fries because:

  • The crisscross pattern maximizes the crispiness of these potatoes
  • The parmesan garlic sauce is sooo classic and delicious
  • Potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber
garlic parmesan hasselback waffle potatoes served on white plate

Equipment for Parmesan Garlic Accordion Potato Skewers

The key to making these parmesan garlic accordion potatoes with the least fussiness possible is to use the right equipment!

You’ll need:

  • wooden skewers.  Using skewers (like these) is what makes it easy to cut the potatoes in that perfect crisscross shape!  Then, once cut, you’ll slide these accordion potatoes into the skewers prior to baking to ensure they keep their shape!
  • Silicone basting brush.  You’ll use a silicone brush (like this one) to brush on the garlic parm sauce!
  • parchment paper lined baking sheet.  This keeps it from sticking and makes clean up easy (win win!)

Ingredients for Hasselback Waffle Potatoes

ingredients for garlic parmesan hasselback waffle potatoes russet potatoes, butter, italian seasoning, parmesan and garlic

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You’ll need:

  • Russet potatoes.
  • salted butter.
  • garlic cloves. You could also substitute minced garlic
  • salt.
  • black pepper.
  • Italian seasoning. note: be sure that all your seasonings are gluten-free.  Many seasonings and seasoning blends are produced in a facility with wheat
  • grated parmesan. (Make sure you use the finely grated.  While freshly grated parmesan is delicious, it won’t incorporate as well and your result won’t be so crispy!)
  • fresh chopped parsley. (optional: for garnish after baking!)

How to Make Crispy
Hasselback Waffle Potatoes (easy step by step directions)

While preheating your oven, line a sheet pan with parchment and peel your potatoes.

Cut your potatoes into long rectangles.

Place potato between the bamboo skewers to control the depth of the cuts as pictured (so you do not cut completely through the potato—only down to the skewers!)

horizontal cuts on potato between skewers

Cut horizontal slices halfway through on one side.

Flip it over, place between the bamboo skewers again, and cut diagonal slices halfway through (see picture below for how they should look once the “waffle” grid is made!)

view of accordion cut on these hasselback waffle potatoes

Place the potatoes into a cold bowl of water to rinse.  This is what helps them get crispy!

cut potatoes rinsing in cold water

Drain the potatoes in a colander and slide on the skewers.  Baking them on the skewers helps them keep their shape nicely!

Mix together all the ingredients for the garlic butter sauce (except for the parsley—that’s for garnish!)

brushing potatoes with garlic parm sauce

Brush top and bottom of skewers with the garlic butter sauce.

Bake for 20 mins. Flip potatoes, brush with more garlic butter sauce, and bake another 20 mins

finished garlic parm hasselback waffle potatoes on parchment paper

Remove from oven and garnish with fresh chopped parsley and more parmesan if desired.

Can you Reheat These Waffle Cut Potatoes?

Yes—you can!  To keep them crispy while reheating, heat them again in the oven!

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garlic parmesan hasselback waffle potatoes served on white plate

“Accordion” Garlic Parmesan Hasselback Waffle Potatoes

This easy to follow recipe for hasselback waffle potatoes is coated in a super simple homemade garlic parmesan sauce for a delicious side that’s naturally gluten-free.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • wooden skewers
  • basting brush
  • parchment lined baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large russet potatoes

Garlic Butter

  • 1/3 cup salted butter melted
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning blend (ensure gluten free!)
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped (option for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line baking sheet with parchment and peel potatoes
  • Cut potatoes into long rectangles
  • Place potato slices between skewers to control the depth of the cuts.
  • Cut horizontal slices halfway through on one side.
  • Flip it over, place between skewers again, and cut diagonal slices on the other side
  • Place potatoes into a bowl of cold water to rinse.
  • Meanwhile, mix together all ingredients for garlic parmesan sauce (except for the parsley–reserve for garnish)
  • Remove and drain potatoes.
  • Slide on the skewers to help keep shape while baking
  • Brush both sides of the potatoes with garlic butter sauce and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Halfway through baking, remove from oven, flip over, brush with more sauce, and continue baking.
  • After baking, garnish with parsley and more parmesan if desired before serving.

Notes

See blog post above for:
  • Step by step preparation images
  • equipment and ingredient suggestions
  • tips
  • and more!
Keyword garlic, gluten-free, parmesan, potato, side dish

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Michele Finn

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Did someone say GF potatoes!! These are amazing!! Thanks lady!!

thehelpfulgf

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

I know! Potatoes are like the ultimate GF food! hearty, and delicious!

jeannie

Thursday 4th of March 2021

it looks really good! I love potatoes, something I can try for my next snack.

Maiko

Thursday 4th of March 2021

It looks absolutely delicious! Maybe I can make this plant-based with dairy free cheese and butter! Lovely recipe.

thehelpfulgf

Thursday 4th of March 2021

oh, if you do, please let us know how it turns out! I haven't tried it that way so I didn't want to recommend it unless I knew it would have great results!

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