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Hasselback: Beyond Potatoes

Who says the main course must be the star? Side dishes have a unique opportunity to change up your seasonal menu and keep your customers drooling. So take this opportunity to serve something a little special this year, such as hasselback veggies, fruit, proteins or even breads.

When you hear the word hasselback, you immediately think potatoes, right? The whole idea behind this “slicing the potato” concept was to get more flavor and texture into every bite. So why not apply this concept to other items like sweet potatoes, apples or even cauliflower? Make holiday sides that are a little more enticing – ‘tis the season for indulging, after all.
Whether customers are looking for healthy alternatives or to load up on tried and true potatoes, hasselback dishes are sure to be a hit among consumers this season.

Classic Potatoes

Using slightly more effort than your average baked potato, hasselback potatoes are an excellent way to combine the crispy outsides of a french fry with a creamy middle similar to mashed potatoes that is sure to satisfy. They don’t stop with their delightful texture – they look deluxe!

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes | 1/50 lb | 00990267
  • Baker Potatoes | 1/50 lb | 00991455

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have long been veterans of holiday side dishes.  Breathe new life into this gorgeous vegetable by placing marshmallows, brown sugar and butter in between the thin slices of the spud. If you would like to make this traditionally sweet dish savory, try filling the sweet potato with Parmesan cheese.

  • Jumbo White Sweet Potatoes | 1/40 lb | 00991463
  • Boniato Sweet Potatoes | 1/40 lb | 00991464

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is the #1 trending vegetable diners want. You may not have thought this colorless vegetable was on the rise, but its versatility makes it a must have, particularly for anyone looking to increase the healthy alternatives on their menu. Packed with vitamins and low-calorie, it can be mashed, fried, sautéed, boiled and even hasselbacked.

  • Cauliflower | 1/12 ct | 00992099
  • Multicolor Cauliflower | 6/8 ct | 00992100

Apples

Hasselbacking has a sweeter side! Through the humdrum of holiday pies and cakes, a hasselback apple will shine! Try slicing a large apple three quarters of the way through and stuff with cream cheese, cinnamon and sugared oats. A dollop of ice cream will tie everything together and cure any sweet tooth.

  • Red Delicious Apples | 1/38 lb | 00990990
  • Granny Smith Apples | 1/38 lb | 00990986

Sides

Hasselbacking has a sweeter side! Through the humdrum of holiday pies and cakes, a hasselback apple will shine! Try slicing a large apple three quarters of the way through and stuff with cream cheese, cinnamon and sugared oats. A dollop of ice cream will tie everything together and cure any sweet tooth.

  • Pumpkin Pie Spice | 1/5 lb | 00562770
  • Ground Nutmeg | 6/16 oz | 00031834
  • Lime Pepper Seasoning | 6/20 oz | 00015648 s/o
  • Marjoram Leaves, Whole | 6/3.5 oz | 00018530
  • Ground Cardamom | 6/15 oz | 00560442

 

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