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Hasselback Waffle Potato Fries | TikTok Potatoes

These Hasselback Waffle Potatoes are crispy, garlicky, ultra-delicious, and SUPER easy to make! You can make these crispy waffle potatoes in the air fryer or oven! They are gluten-free and can easily be made vegan by using vegan butter!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy potatoes, gluten-free, hasselback, roasted russet potatoes, tiktok, tiktok potatoes, vegan, waffle potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, melted (can sub vegan butter)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1 tsp Paprika (or smoked paprika)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper, plus more to taste

Optional Ingredients

  • 2-3 Lemon wedges (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese, plus more for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Preparing the Potatoes

  • Thoroughly clean and peel the potatoes. Then, cut the ends of the potatoes to shape them into a square. Cut the potato lengthwise into ½ - ¾ inch thick slices.
  • Place the potato horizontally and place a skewer or chopstick on both sides of the potato. Use the skewers/chopstick as a base and cut vertical lines that are ¼ - ⅜ inches apart.
  • Rotate the potato and cut lines ¼ -⅜ inches across to make a grid pattern. While you are slicing the potatoes, keep the potatoes that you have already cut in cold water. This helps to keep the potatoes from turning brown. This also helps to break down the excess starch which will help make delicious crispy potatoes when they are baked.
  • Prepare the garlic butter by mixing the remaining ingredients together (add parmesan cheese if desired).

To Make the Hasselback Waffle Potatoes in the Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F
  • Slice and prepare the potatoes as directed above.
  • Place the sliced potatoes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Use a clean cloth or paper towel to wipe any excess water.
  • Brush the garlic-herb butter onto both sides of the potatoes. Save at least a third of the garlic butter sauce to use later.
  • Place the potatoes in the oven for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Then, brush the potatoes with the remaining garlic butter sauce and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Once they are done the potatoes will have crispy edges and a golden brown center.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the cooked potatoes and garnish with parsley (and parmesan cheese, if desired). Enjoy!

To Make the Hasselback Waffle Potatoes in the Air Fryer

  • Slice and prepare the potatoes as directed above.
  • Brush the garlic-herb butter onto both sides of the potatoes. Save at least a third of the garlic butter sauce to use later. 
  • Place the potato slices in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. (Do not layer the potatoes on top of each other).
  • Cook at 400°F for 15 minutes. Then flip the potatoes and cook for another 10 minutes at 400°F.
  • Flip the potatoes once more, brush the tops with the garlic butter mixture, and cook in the air fryer for an additional 7-10 minutes at 400°F. Once they are done the potatoes will have crispy edges and a golden brown center.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the cooked potatoes and garnish with parsley (and parmesan cheese, if desired). Enjoy!