The Hasselback potato originated in Sweden and the name derived from the restaurant Hasselbacken in Stockholm where they were first introduced in the 1940s. They are cut in such a way that resembles an accordion and were also known as the accordion potato. These are always a hit at any dinner party but are simple enough to make anytime. They taste incredible due to their crispy outside and mushy buttery potato inside. As well as all that they are visually appealing to look at. And no peeling required. Buy medium sized oval shaped potatoes.