Scored Potatoes Recipe
- 4 large baking potatoes
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1. With a sharp knife, cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Slice each half widthwise six times, but not all the way through; fan potatoes slightly.
- 2. 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"
"I made this last night for the first time and my family loved them.. The favor was great. I did not have any leftovers!!"
"I love this recipe but use Olive Oil. My original recipe was called Hasselback Potatoes. They were scrubbed, left whole and sliced many times from the top almost to the bottom. That allowed OO and seasonings to really sink in and they baked up more crispy. If you cannot easily slice or score them raw, I found that nuking them for 2-3 minutes helps soften, then finish in the oven. Another method to do this is using olive oil, 1/2 to 1 envelop of french onion or similar soup mix, coat in ziploc and let set a bit, then bake in casserole dish until nicely golden and tender. The olive oil coats better and prevent drying out. Thanks for recipe!"
"My teenage daughter loves potatoes of any kind and I was looking for a lower fat alternative to loaded baked potatoes. This was it. My daughter, husband, and I all liked it. I even bought more potatoes so I could make it again."
"Are these not also call Hasselback potatoes? I really like these because you can put any toppings you want on them. Garlic pwr or garlic salt is a must at our house. In our over it took 60 min but the potatoes were on the large side. Be sure to spray the skin with Pam to keep them nice and soft."
"Great flavor, served with barbecued ribs and everyone loved them. Scoring the potatoes made it very easy to get the size portion you wanted with no waste."
"I'd prepared these potatoes & instead of using parsley, I'd used 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese! I kept the paprika, butter, salt and pepper the same! I found this side dish delicious! I'd baked these potatoes 50 to 60 minutes or until potatoes were tender! Thank you for this recipe!delowenstein P.S.. I'd prepared this recipe when I'd seen it featured in Taste of Home!"
"I added a few other herbs and some garlic powder :) Very easy and a cute way to spice up a regular dish to make it into something just a little different."
"I made these tonight and they were pretty good. For some reason, I had trouble cutting them evenly, so some were thicker than others and had to be finished in the microwave. (Although I realize the fault is mine, not the recipes...it was just harder to put together than I thought it would be.) They had good flavor. I ended up using all the melted butter (actually I used margarine) before putting them in the oven, and no one thought they needed more after. I used parsley flakes, as I didn't have any fresh on hand. I also sprinkled garlic powder on them. Pretty tasty!"
"Inexpensive and easy!!! I make these all the time."
"I like how the potatoes were scored, but the flavor wasn't very exciting. It needs something else to make it more flavorful."
"This recipe was awesome. I ended up using a little bit more butter and different seasoning due to allergies I have. But they were great. Very easy and very fast in prep. We have a big family and I made triple this and everyone loved them even my picky kids. Thank you for sharing your recipe."
"Love these- simple and easy and taste great. Very easy to personalize how you want. I added garlic salt and used more butter than called for. Will definitely make these again."
"This recipe was very easy to make. I did add additional spices. The overall result was great and very pretty.Thanks for sharing ;)"
"The idea of the scores in the potatoes is such a brilliant idea. It helps the seasoning to get into the potato itself and not just on the outside. It nice when you put lots of butter and seasoning. Its well loved. Thanks for the idea ..."
"Forgot to add that I serve these with sour cream, salsa and/or shredded cheese."
"I've made this recipe twice and we love it. It can be prepared earlier in the day and baked later. Good for saving time and a great change from baked or mashed potatoes."
"These looks good, will make them for supper tonight. I'm going to use garlic butter instead of regular butter.. see how they turn out."
"I did follow one "raters" idea of topping these with diced bacon. It was the only flavor we could taste ! These are pretty bland otherwise. They also needed much more time than the 50miutes suggested. I had to put them in for 50 minutes and increase the temperature to 375.... and they were still hard. So , I finished them off in the microwave for three minutes. Sorry... no one in the family cared for this recipe."
"Forgto to mention to spray baking dish with cooking spray to make removng much easier."
"Theses are great!!! I added some diced raw bacon to the top before baking and it added so much flavor and the bacn was nice and crispy whe they were done."