I think potatoes have been given a bad rep for no reason because as they are, with the skin on them, they actually have several health benefits we can take advantage of. It is what we put on it that is often the problem, not the delightful veggie in itself.
One medium-sized (150 g / 5.3oz) skin-on potato has:
Up here in Northern Europe, we have some best-tasting potatoes in the world. The small, long, oval-shaped potato has so much taste if you ever get a chance to sample them, jump right in! Thomas Keller in his master class says the following about the delightful treats growing in Lapland:
Originally they peeled the potatoes, and yes, they might look a prettier if they are peeled, but you would lose most of the benefits of a potato by taking the skin off. I just washed the potatoes well and left the skin on.
I served the Hasselback potatoes with herb crusted pork loin and some carrots, a retro dish for sure, but so tasty and delightfully handy to make when you can just prepare everything ahead of time, put them in the oven all at the same time and in about hours time you have a great meal ready to be served.
I hope you enjoy them! Till next time
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