Grilled Hasselback Potatoes with Romesco Sauce

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Take your hasselback potatoes to a whole new level by cooking them on the grill and serving them with a traditional Spanish romesco sauce.

Grilled Hasselback Potatoes with Romesco Sauce

These delicious Grilled Tricolor Hasselback Potatoes with Romesco Sauce are a combination of two of our favorite Spanish dishes: “Patatas Bravas” (roasted potatoes with spicy sauce) and “Romesco”, a traditional Spanish sauce / spread that is served along grilled vegetables, meats or with toasted rustic bread. This dish is vegan and can be served as an appetizer or side dish.

Everyone LOVES potatoes. Besides being delicious, filling and comforting, they’re a great source or energy (hello carbs!) and vitamin B6, (which helps turn the energy from food into energy your body can use). They are high in antioxidants (such as Vitamin C), fiber (which makes you feel full longer), potassium and magnesium and are fat, cholesterol, sodium and gluten free. They can be prepared in a million different ways, which makes getting your daily serving of veggies a whole lot easier!

Grilled Hasselback Potatoes with Romesco Sauce

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Hasselback potatoes are definitely “in” right now, but have you ever thought of making them on the grill? They are incredibly scrumptious, and all you need is the right sauce to make them a spectacular, nutritious dish. To go back to our Spanish roots, we are serving these with a delicious Romesco, a traditional Spanish sauce made with lots of roasted garlic, roasted peppers, nuts and smokey paprika.

This dish makes a great appetizer or side dish, and it can be ready in a flash. Make sure to use even size, small potatoes, so they all cook evenly and at the same time. You can also prepare the sauce 2 to 3 days ahead of time, and refrigerate it until you’re ready to use it.

For another unique way to use potatoes, check out these truffles and find the recipe here.

Grilled Hasselback Potatoes with Romesco Sauce
 
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Take your hasselback potatoes to a whole new level by cooking them on the grill and serving them with a traditional Spanish romesco sauce.
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Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 small Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 3 small red potatoes
  • 3 small purple potatoes
  • 4½ teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
For the Romesco sauce:
  • 12 ounces jarred roasted red peppers
  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 slice of bread (any kind) or one sheet of Matzah if making it for Passover
  • 1 /2 cup chopped toasted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly wash, scrub and dry the potatoes. Wrap the garlic for the Romesco sauce in aluminum foil
  2. Preheat the grill to medium high
  3. Place one potato on a flat surface. Hold it tightly on both ends with your thumb and index finger. Using a sharp paring knife and starting from one end, cut thin slices, stopping before reaching the bottom (make sure you don't cut all the way through), keeping the cuts as even as possible. Repeat the process with the rest of the potatoes.
  4. Drizzle ½ teaspoon of olive oil over each potatoes, rubbing them very gently so the are well coated. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly and place them on the grill. Cover and cook for 25 minutes. At the same time, place the foil wrapped garlic in the grill, and remove it after 15 minutes.
  5. Once the garlic is cooked and while the potatoes continue cooking, prepare the Romesco sauce. Combine all the sauce ingredients, including the garlic, in the food processor and pulse until smooth.
  6. Once the potatoes are ready, place them on a serving platter and cover them tightly with aluminum foil, until they’re ready to be served.

 

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox

We are two sisters born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, with Sephardic and Middle Eastern roots. We grew up eating the best, most flavorful, comforting home-cooked meals prepared by our mom, who taught us everything we know about cooking. When we moved here to the U.S. we felt it was really important to keep our traditions and background alive, and we've done so by sharing it with everyone we've met throughout the years. After all, what better way to make new friends and share our love and culture than through food, right? Our friends have come to enjoy our food and gatherings so much that are always asking us for our recipes. That inspired us to start a cooking blog called "May I have that recipe" where we share recipes we've created inspired by our multicultural background.

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