This simple but still taste dish has a fairly young history. The origins of the Hasselback potatoes can be traced to the 1950s and a Värmlander. It was the future chef Leif Elisson from Värmland who came to court during his education in Stockholm.
The year was 1953 where Leif came to thinly slice the potatoes, cover them in butter and sprinkle breadcrumbs over it and then grill it in the oven. The name Hasselbackspotatisen is named after the restaurant where Leif was a cooking student. Namely restaurant Hasselbacken at Royal Djurgården in Stockholm.