Nov 24, 2017

Review: Trader Joe's - Hasselback Potatoes

Trader Joe's Hasselback Potatoes feature russet potatoes that are sliced thinly almost all the way through and are seasoned simply with butter and sea salt.

I bought a 10.6-oz box for $3.79.

The recipe for Hasselback potatoes originate from Sweden but these were made from France which probably accounts somewhat for the relatively high price for what amounts to two baked potatoes.

You can cook these in the oven (for 30 minutes) or the microwave (for about 3 minutes), I opted to cook it for half the time in the microwave and then finish it in a toaster oven. I find doing so saves a good amount of time over using just the oven but you still get the crispy edges.

Compared to a regular baked potato, the Hasselback Potato came out with a fairly thick and crispy crust but was buttery and soft on the inside. The interior was almost like mashed potatoes with a soft melt-in-your-mouth texture. The outside was crispy but also a little chewy in some parts.

The simple seasoning did enough to highlight the potato's natural flavor but can also be gussied up however you like if you find the combination potato, butter, and salt too plain.

Overall, Trader Joe's Hasselback Potatoes were pretty nice but a bit expensive. Given how cheap russet potatoes are, the premium price seems to amount mostly to the time you save from not having to cut the potato and bake it. It doesn't feel like you save that much time and work for the money.

Nutritional Info - Trader Joe's Hasselback Potatoes
Serving Size - 1 potato (150g)
Calories - 210 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 210mg
Carbs - 30g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 4g

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