The Cook's Pantry Hasselbacks with Smoked Yogurt

The Cook's Pantry Hasselbacks with Smoked Yogurt

Cooking time


Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

  1. Place the potatoes on a chopping board cut-side down and slice crossways, without going all the way through to the bottom, 5mm apart. Place them into a large mixing bowl. Add 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, paprika, oregano, cumin and pinch of salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat the potatoes. Lay the potatoes cut-side down in the baking tray, pour over any excess oil remaining in the bowl. Place in the oven to bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown. Increase temperature to 200C for a final 10 minutes, or until crispy.
  2. Line a frypan with alfoil and place over a high heat, Spread the wood chips over the foil and light a few chips until smoking. Place the yoghurt in a shallow heat-proof bowl. Place a small rack on top of the smouldering wood chips and sit the yoghurt on top. Cover with a lid or tightly-fitted foil and smoke for 8-10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, Heat remaining oil in a fry pan over a medium heat. Add the hazelnuts and toast until aromatic and golden. Transfer to a food processor and pulse to break up. Add the parsley, lemon zest and a little pinch of salt and blitz to combine. Set aside until required.
  4. To serve, spread the yoghurt out over a serving platter, top with the hasselback potatoes and sprinkle over the hazelnut crumb. Serve immediately to savour the crispiness.

Ingredients Chevron Icon

2 kg medium desiree potatoes, halved lengthways

4 Tbsp Cobram Estate Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, grated

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp ground cumin

Salt and Pepper

½ cup hazelnuts

2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Zest of 1 lemon

1/3 cup hickory wood chips

2 cups Greek yoghurt