Hasselback Tornado Potatoes: A Fusion of Two Favorites

Introduction: Experience the delight of a dish that tantalizes both the taste buds and the eyes with Tornado Potatoes. A playful rendition of the traditional potato, these spiral wonders promise to captivate guests at any gathering or elevate a simple family dinner.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 medium-sized russet potatoes
  • 4 wooden skewers
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper for added heat



  1. Begin by thoroughly washing the potatoes, ensuring to remove any dirt or debris. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  2. Skewer each potato with a wooden skewer, piercing through the center.


  1. Using a sharp knife, make angled cuts in a spiral fashion around each potato, rotating it slowly. Ensure that the slices remain connected at the bottom but separated at the top.


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if desired).
  2. Brush the seasoned mixture onto each spiral potato, ensuring even coverage on each layer.


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Place the prepared potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ensuring they are evenly spaced.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy. For added crispiness, grill for the last 3-5 minutes.
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