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Time To Change Your Oil with Pompeian

by Nicole on April 27, 2013

I have made these Garlic Hasselback potatoes for years and always have used olive oil to make them.  I was excited to hear about Pompeian’s Grapeseed Oil and OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend and couldn’t wait to try them using one of my old favorites to see how it worked out!

Thanks to recent scientific findings, the Mediterranean diet has boosted the popularity of olive oil. As a leader in olive oil, Pompeian wants to share a much lesser known oil and chef secret for decades – grapeseed oil. A chef secret for decades, grapeseed oil has similar health benefits to olive oil, but it is even more versatile for cooking due to its light taste and high smoke point. And just for entering, Pompeian will send you a voucher for one free bottle of Pompeian oil!

I used the OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend to make the hasselback potatoes and they turned out delicious! The recipe is super easy but very impressive looking if you have guests! Here is the recipe:

Time To Change Your Oil with Pompeian


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced very thin
  • Pompeian OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend
  • kosher salt
  • pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Scrub the potatoes and pat them dry.
  3. Slice the potato width-wise as thin as possible making sure not to cut all the way through. You should have at least 12 cuts but hopefully more.
  4. In between each cut place a slice of garlic.
  5. Coat potatoes in the Pompeian OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook until potatoes are soft inside and crispy outside, at least 60 minutes.

I received some Pompeian oils to facilitate the making of this recipe and entered into a blogger contest with the recipe. All opinions are my own.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Denise Taylor-Dennis April 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm

These look so delicious, I love grapeseed oil.

2 Peggy Greco April 27, 2013 at 11:26 pm

These potatoes look scrumptious; thanks for sharing recipe!

3 Jeanine April 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Where do you enter for the voucher?

4 Nicole April 27, 2013 at 11:58 pm

It’s a blogger contest. Do you have a blog?

5 Karen April 28, 2013 at 1:08 am

Grapeseed oil is great for frying has it has a high frying temp and leaves no bad oily taste on your food. I even use it in some of my cookie recipes that call for oil.

6 Shani F. April 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

I have never used grapeseed oil. I may have to try this in some recipes.

7 Nancy April 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm

These look delicious!

8 Heidi April 29, 2013 at 10:02 am

I am always looking for something new to make. I think I am going to try this recipe. They look delicious and fun.

9 Lisa Schweizer April 30, 2013 at 5:57 am

I love this recipe!! Thanks so much for sharing, my whole family loves potatoes and I can’t wait to make this :)

10 Amy Orvin April 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I would love try this recipe. It looks really tasty! Thank you for sharing.

11 Minta May 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm

These look so tasty!

12 Jerri Davis May 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I have made Paprika Potatoes like that but did not use the oil. Thank you. Jerri Davis

13 Sharon Rooney May 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm

These potatoes look amazing and easy I will have to try them.

Thank you

14 Debbie Welchert May 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I have some Pompeian Grapeseed Oil here that I have been dying to try. I’m going to try your potato recipe out but only use the grapeseed oil. I can’t wait to taste them.

15 Beth H. May 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I haven’t tried Grapeseed Oil yet, but looking at your recipe for potatoes it sure makes my mouth water.

16 familycanbfit May 26, 2013 at 1:41 am

This sounds delicious. NEver used grapeseed oil.

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