Today I’m sharing another fun food tutorial, this time for some cute hedgehog potatoes. We have always called hasselback potatoes ‘hedgehog potatoes’ in our house, and I decided to take it a step further by attempting to make them more hedgehog like with prickles and the addition of a head with eyes. I must admit that they were much cuter ‘in the flesh’ than the photos show – I wasn’t having a good photography day! Like the apple bugs I made recently, I made another fun video tutorial for this one, which you can see further down the post.
- Medium sized potatoes
- olive oil
- salt & pepper (optional)
- handful raisins
Preheat your oven to 220°C (Gas mark 7/425°F). Brush a baking tray with olive oil.
Wash and dry your potatoes. With a sharp knife, make cuts across a potato to 2/3 of the way down, leaving the first 1/4 of the potato whole with no cuts (this will form the head).
Turn the potato around and make cuts the other way, again leaving the first 1/4 potato whole. Repeat with as many potatoes as you need.
Brush the potatoes with oil and place on your prepared baking tray. Season with salt and pepper if wanted (optional).
Bake for approx. 45 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. The cuts you made on the potatoes should have separated slightly to form the ‘prickles’.
Leave to cool for a few minutes, then take each potato and squeeze the front uncut quarter to form a head shape. With the tip of a small sharp knife, cut two crosses where the eyes should be. Push a raisin into each cross to form the two eyes.
Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven until ready to eat.
Here’s the full video tutorial – I’ve demonstrated where to make the cuts on your potatoes in case it isn’t clear from my instructions above!
If you’re having trouble loading this video, you can also watch it on YouTube here.
I think these potatoes would make a really fun after school snack as well as a cute side dish with dinner.
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