- 4 large baking potatoes
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- With a sharp knife, cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Slice each half widthwise six times, but not all the way through; fan potatoes slightly.
- Place in a shallow baking dish. Brush potatoes with 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle with paprika, parsley, salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes or until tender. Drizzle with remaining butter. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews for Scored Potatoes
"I made these last night for dinner for our family of three adults and they were a hit. I changed up the seasonings a bit, using salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and parsley and they turned out terrific. I baked them at 375 degrees instead of the 350 since some reported the potatoes not being done enough. However, they were done in thirty to forty minutes at that temperature.."
"Very good recipe which can be altered with various spice/herb combinations to one's liking or followed as is. Am actually making again this weekend!!"
"Good! Seasoned with garlic salt instead of plain."
"We thought these were rather good. I added garlic powder and used chives because I did not have parsley. I had small potatoes so they were cooked through by 50 minutes. We topped them with a dollop of sour cream. We agree that the seasonings can be tweaked for more flavor. I think using Cajun in place of the paprika would be good. We had them with Simple Italian Pork Chops (also another great TOH recipe). I give this recipe 5 stars because the overall potential is endless. I love recipes that are versatile and can be tweaked to suite different personal tastes. Will definitely make again. Thanks again TOH!"
"These are great! I added granulated garlic, fresh rosemary, and a pinch of seasoned salt to melted butter, and brushed over them before and after baking. Husband loved them too! They took 60 minutes to bake to the softness stage that we prefer."
"I liked the potatoes, but I did add a few more seasonings, and Parmesan cheese."
"Taste great and easy to make!"
"Easy to make. Kind of like fries but not cut into pieces."
"I really enjoyed this easy recipe & will make these again. I love any type of potatoes & I always like finding new ideas. Although the taste & idea is nothing to blow anyone away, I love the way these present. When they came out of the oven, they looked just like the picture. I definitely adjusted a few things & would have to even more next time...First, the bake time is way off. I baked these 10-15 minutes longer & most of my potatoes were still pretty hard. I would bake these about 1 1/2 hours. I used much more butter (& would use even more next time), garlic salt, fresh rosemary & thyme, pepper & grated parm cheese. I used a fair amount of each of these & will use even more garlic salt & parm cheese next time. If you have some guests over, this is a great side dish. As another reviewer said, they can get any amount they want & you could even season each potato half different for different tastes."
"Made according to directions and found them very dry and flavorless. Would not use this recipe again"