Herbed Accordion Potatoes

Herbed Accordion Potatoes

Recipe Rating: 2.91311
Serves 8
These delightful spuds bake up super-crispy thanks to a series of thin slices and clarifying the butter, so it can be heated to a higher temperature for roasting. Experiment with other herbs and spices, such as caraway seeds and sage.
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 medium (4- to 5-ounce each) red and/or Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and patted dry
  • 16 fresh bay leaves (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
You must be signed in to use shopping lists. Sign in or create account
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.  

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Let butter begin to bubble and sputter, until covered with a layer of foam, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and wait until sputtering stops. With a spoon, skim off and discard white foam. Place thyme, rosemary and garlic in a small bowl. Carefully pour off golden clarified butter into the bowl, leaving behind any milky liquid in the bottom of the pan. (You will have about 3 tablespoons clarified butter.) Set aside.  

Place a potato on a cutting board and lay 2 chopsticks alongside each of potato’s longer sides. Slice potato into 1/6-inch slices, cutting only 2/3 of the way through (the chopsticks will make sure your knife does not cut all the way through). Repeat with remaining potatoes. Very gently spread the slices of potato apart. Using a small spoon for the herb butter and working over the bowl to catch drips, spoon a very small amount of herb butter between each slice. Place potato on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining potatoes.  

Wedge 2 bay leaves into each potato. Brush potatoes with any remaining herb butter and sprinkle with salt. Bake until browned and very tender, about 50 minutes.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 200 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 34g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 4g protein.
Special Diets: 

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information. See our Terms of Service.