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Get Perfect Hasselback Potatoes With One Clever Chopstick Trick
Hasselback potatoes are characterized by their hard-to-cut thin slices, which you can easily prepare by placing a chopstick on both sides of the potato while cutting it.
The tiny slices that make up Hassleback potatoes are joined together at the bottom, forming what looks like an open accordion. Using a knife to cut them is a painstaking process.
By using chopsticks, you don’t have to rely on knife techniques. The sticks will stop the knife before it goes all the way through, leaving an unsliced part on the bottom.
If you don’t have any chopsticks lying around, you can also use the handles of two wooden spoons to achieve the same results.
The slices on a Hasselback potato should be about 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch wide, but so long as they're thin and even, there's no need to worry too much about the exact size.