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Accordion Potatoes | TikToks New Craze

by Capri Lilly

Accordion Potatoes are the new TikTok craze and for good reason! When baked, they have a crispy outer layer flavored with savory garlic butter and fresh herbs! They are much easier to make than they look! Try it for yourself with this step-by-step recipe!

If you love trying TikTok Potato trends, you’ll definitely want to try these Hasselback Waffle Potatoes next!

close up overhead image of potato skewers with additional accordion potato skewers in the background, chopped parsley in top left corner, sriracha ketchup in bottom right corner

Accordion Potato Skewers are the best! I love potatoes in any shape, form, or fashion, but having them stretched out, revealing a seemingly intricate pattern, makes them even more enjoyable!

overhead image of accordion potato skewers with sriracha curry ketchup

Accordion potatoes are perfect if you want to elevate your normal potato side dish! With such an eye-catching shape, they are perfect for an impressive dish to wow your guest! And get this, they are SUPER easy to make!

image of a raw sliced potato on a stick to show accordion pattern

It took me a couple of tries to get into the groove of slicing the potatoes, but once I did, I was able to make the perfect accordion shape each time! So here is a step-by-step recipe walk-through so you can make them perfectly! I promise you, it’s much easier to make than it looks!

What You Need To Make Accordion Potato Skewers:

Potatoes: You can use whatever potatoes you prefer. I used russet potatoes. Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes also work well for this recipe.

Garlic Butter Mixture: The garlic herb mixture coats the potatoes and provides a ton of flavor. You can use vegan butter if you prefer, or you can swap out the butter and use olive oil.

Skewers: The skewers help to serve as a base for cutting the potatoes so that you can make the accordion pattern. You also pierce the potatoes with the skewers, then stretch the potatoes and curve them to create the complete accordion look. (If you have time, soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before using to prevent them from burning while in the oven.)

How To Make Accordion Potatoes?

four large russet potatoes

First, thoroughly clean the potatoes. I use 4 large russet potatoes for this recipe.

How To Cut Accordion Potatoes?

step by step images of how to make accordion potatoes. first image is slicing the potato, second is slicing vertical lines into the potato. the third image is slicing diagonal lines, the fourth is an image of the accordion potato on a skewer. The fifth image are the potato skewers in a bowl of water. the sixth image is an overhead shot of the skewers on a baking sheet tray with garlic herb butter in a small bowl on the tray.
  1. Peel the potatoes. Then, cut the ends of the potatoes. Cut the potato lengthwise into 1/4 – 3/8 inch slices. Do not cut larger than 1/2 inch. Larger slices are slightly harder to manipulate and also do not get as crispy when baked.
  2. Place the potato horizontally. Place the skewer on both sides of the potato. Use skewers as a base so that you do not cut all the way through the potato and cut vertical lines. Keep the lines close to each other so you make the accordion shape. (For those that like to get technical, try to keep the lines no more than 1/16 inches apart.) 🙂
  3. In the same fashion, flip the potato over and cut diagonal lines
  4. Push the skewer through the potato. (I find it best to leave the potato on the cutting board, place my hand over the potato to hold it down, and gently push the skewer through the center of the potato. Please be careful so that you do not pierce yourself with the skewer.)  Gently stretch out the potato, starting with the bottom and work towards the middle. 
  5. While you are slicing the potatoes, keep the potatoes that you have already cut in cold water. This helps to keep the potatoes from turning brown. This also helps to break down the excess starch which will help make delicious crispy potatoes when they are baked.
  6. Now, brush the garlic-herb butter onto both sides of the potatoes.

How To Make Crispy Accordion Potatoes?

image of a brush putting garlic herb butter on an accordion potato skewer
overhead image of 4 accordion potato skewers brushed with garlic herb butter

Once both sides of the potato skewers are coated with the butter mixture, it is time to transfer them into the oven. Place the potatoes in a pre-heated oven at 400°F for about 40 minutes flipping gently halfway through. Depending on the size you cut the potatoes, they may need more time (+5 minutes or so) in the oven to get crispy. Once they are done the potatoes will have crispy edges and a golden brown center.

close up overhead image of potato skewers with additional accordion potato skewers in the background, chopped parsley in top left corner, sriracha ketchup in bottom right corner

How to Make Accordion Potatoes in the Air Fryer

Follow the same direction as above. When ready to cook your accordion potatoes place them in the air fryer at 375°F for 15-17 minutes, gently flipping halfway through.

Toppings For Your Accordion Potatoes

Ketchup: You can use regular ketchup or spice your ketchup a bit by adding Sriracha and curry power. Simply mix together: 3 tbsp ketchup, with 3 tbsp Sriracha, and 1/2 tsp curry powder! It’s delicious!

Cheese: Add shredded cheddar or parmesan cheese for additional flavor. You can also use vegan cheese or mix nutritional yeast into the garlic butter mixture.

Ranch Dressing: Yes, some people dip their potatoes in ranch dressing! You can use regular ranch dressing. or try my Hemp Seed Ranch for a nutrient-dense tasty ranch option.

More Sauces: You can dip your potatoes in whatever you fancy. Try BBQ sauce, mustard, hot sauce, or avocado crema.

overhead image of accordion potato skewers with sriracha curry ketchup

FAQs

Can You Make These Accordion Potato Skewers Ahead?

Most definitely! If you would like to make this dish ahead, simply slice the potatoes, cover them with water in a large bowl, and place keep the bowl in the fridge. You can leave the potatoes covered in water in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How To Store Leftover Potato Skewers?

If you happen to have any potato skewers leftover, you can store them in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The best way to rewarm these potato skewers is in the oven. Place them in a pre-heated oven at 350°F for 5 minutes, or until heated through. They will be just as crispy and delicious as when you first made them!

overhead image of accordion potato skewers with sriracha curry ketchup

More Delicious Potato Recipes

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus

 I hope you enjoy this Accordion Potatoes Recipe!

If you try it, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you! 

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4.97 from 28 votes

Accordion Potatoes | Tiktok New Craze

Accordion Potatoes are the new Tik Tok craze and for good reason! When baked, they have a crispy outer layer flavored with savory garlic butter and fresh herbs! Accordion Potatoes are a lot easier to make than they look! Try them for yourself with this easy recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: accordion, air fryer, baked, easy recipe, potatoes, roasted, skewers, tiktok, vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Potatoes

Garlic Herb Butter

  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted (dairy or vegan butter)
  • 2 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F
  • First, thoroughly clean and peel the potatoes.
  • Peel the potatoes. Then, cut the ends of the potatoes. Cut the potato lengthwise into 1/4 – 3/8 inch slices. Do not cut larger than 1/2 inch. Larger slices are harder to manipulate and also do not get as crispy when baked.
  • Place the potato horizontally. Place the skewer on both sides of the potato. Use skewers as a base and cut vertical lines.
  • Flip the potato over and cut diagonal lines.
  • Push the skewer through the potato.  Gently stretch out the potato, starting with the bottom and work towards the middle.
  • While you are slicing the potatoes, keep the potatoes that you have already cut in cold water. This helps to keep the potatoes from turning brown. This also helps to break down the excess starch which will help make delicious crispy potatoes when they are baked.
  • Arrange the potato skewers on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the garlic-herb butter onto both sides of the potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes in the oven for 30-40 minutes, flipping gently halfway through. Once they are done the potatoes will have crispy edges and a golden brown center.
  • Allow the potato skewers to cool for 5 minutes. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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Notes

How to Make Accordion Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Follow the same direction as above. When ready to cook your accordion potatoes place them in the air fryer at 375°F for 15-17 minutes.
Tips to Making The Best Accordion Potatoes:
  • Slice the potatoes relatively thin for easy manipulation and helps to get crispy potatoes when baked. 3/8-1/4 inch or smaller works best.
  • When flipping the potato skewers, be gentle.
  • Allow the skewers to cool before enjoying (about 5 minutes). This helps to maintain their shape. 
  • Rewarm any leftover potato skewers in the oven for best results. 
Substitutions
  • Can Sub Vegan Butter or Olive Oil for regular butter.
  • Can sub Rosemary for parsley if you would like to make accordion potatoes with rosemary and garlic butter/oil.
 

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57 comments

Jessica Formicola February 17, 2021 - 7:45 pm

5 stars
This is such a fun idea! We love potatoes, so I’m always looking for new ways to make them. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Capri Lilly February 17, 2021 - 8:47 pm

You’re welcome!

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Renia February 27, 2021 - 11:43 pm

5 stars
Such an easy and delicious recipe. These Potatoes are definitely craze worthy!

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Capri Lilly March 1, 2021 - 6:05 pm

Hi Renia! So glad you like!

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Genevieve | Fitty Foodlicious February 17, 2021 - 9:34 pm

5 stars
These accordion potatoes look amazing so so fun to make! These would make wonderful appetizers at a party!

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Capri Lilly February 17, 2021 - 9:42 pm

Hi Genevieve! They definitely would!

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Ramona February 17, 2021 - 10:51 pm

5 stars
Beautiful! I will need to make these ASAP. They look so amazing and that garlic butter sauce! I am drooling and so looking forward to making these.

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Jamie February 18, 2021 - 4:43 am

5 stars
Oh my god these were fabulous and such a showstopper!! The garlic butter got into all the crevices and flavored the entire potato so well. Definitely a must when entertaining!

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Capri Lilly February 18, 2021 - 4:58 pm

Hi Jamie! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! The garlic butter is my favorite!

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Christina February 19, 2021 - 12:52 pm

5 stars
These are so good and so fun to make too!

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Capri Lilly February 20, 2021 - 1:26 am

Hi Christina! So glad you enjoyed!

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Tiarra February 20, 2021 - 1:20 am

5 stars
These accordion Potatoes were so much fun to make. My daughter and I enjoyed making these together and had even more fun eating them. We made the Hemp Seed Ranch to dip the potatoes in and it was great!

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Capri Lilly February 20, 2021 - 1:25 am

Hi Tiarra! I am happy you and your daughter had fun making these accordion potatoes! The hemp seed ranch is my fav! Thanks for leaving a review!

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Matt February 21, 2021 - 12:19 am

5 stars
These potatoes were SO good. I was really surprised at how crispy they got being cooked in the oven instead of fried. Will definitely make these again!

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Capri Lilly February 22, 2021 - 6:11 am

So glad you liked!!

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Bobetta February 21, 2021 - 12:19 am

5 stars
You make this look so easy and Good!!

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Capri Lilly February 22, 2021 - 6:12 am

Hi Bobetta! Thank you!

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Summer February 23, 2021 - 1:44 am

5 stars
I can’t believe how good these turned out! I was nervous to make them because they looked intimidating, but they were super easy! Thanks for the detailed instructions! My accordion potatoes turned out PERFECT!

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Capri Lilly February 23, 2021 - 2:59 am

I’m so happy to hear your potatoes turned out great! Thanks for leaving a review!

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Zay February 23, 2021 - 1:47 am

5 stars
So so so good! Thanks for the recipe! These accordion potatoes were so much fun to make! The kiddos loved the cool shape and loved dipping them in your avocado crema recipe! What a treat!

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Ash February 23, 2021 - 2:02 am

5 stars
I’m not much of a cook but with your video and instructions I was able to make these and they turned out so good! Thanks for the recipe!

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Capri Lilly February 23, 2021 - 2:53 am

You’re welcome, Ash! I’m glad you for the recipe easy to follow!

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Tamara February 24, 2021 - 6:14 pm

5 stars
Oh my goodness these potatoes were delicious! My kids showed me your recipe, and I knew we had to try! The garlic butter took them to a different level of delicious too! We’ll definitely be making these again soon!

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Capri Lilly February 26, 2021 - 11:41 pm

Hi Tamara! I am so happy that you and your kids enjoyed the recipe!

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Jessica Lawson February 25, 2021 - 7:13 pm

5 stars
I’m not up to speed with what all the young, cool kids are doing on tik-tok but man am I glad that I found this recipe on your blog. These were so fun and easy to make and they came out SO CRISPY!!! I’m always disappointed with my oven baked fries so I think I’ll just be doing this from now on. Thank you!!!

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Capri Lilly February 26, 2021 - 11:42 pm

Yay! I’m happy you enjoyed them! Thanks for leaving a review!

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Heather February 26, 2021 - 2:23 pm

5 stars
Thank you SO much for the step-by-step instructions that made these accordion potatoes so easy to make. They were a hit with my family who was super impressed.

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Marta February 26, 2021 - 11:16 pm

5 stars
I don’t know what I enjoyed more: unfolding them to reveal their shape or eating them. (Eating them won)

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Capri Lilly February 26, 2021 - 11:41 pm

Haha! Eating them won for me too! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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Kate February 28, 2021 - 9:08 pm

5 stars
Making these accordion potatoes was so much fun! Oh, not to mention the taste! My whole family loved them, healthy and delicious!

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Capri Lilly March 1, 2021 - 6:05 pm

Hi Kate! I am so happy to hear you and your family loved the recipe!

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Immaculate Ruému February 28, 2021 - 11:00 pm

5 stars
The quick TikTok videos didn’t give me the confidence I needed to try this, but your detailed recipe was all I needed. I followed every step and the result was amazing.

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Capri Lilly March 1, 2021 - 6:06 pm

Yess! I am happy my instructions helped! Glad you liked 🙂

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Crystal DaCruz March 1, 2021 - 2:13 pm

5 stars
Capri your recipes are always a 10! These potatoes were so impressive! My kids and I loved them!

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Capri Lilly March 1, 2021 - 6:06 pm

Thank you, Crystal! I am so happy you and your family enjoyed the recipe!

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Mila March 1, 2021 - 2:47 pm

5 stars
I made these as a fun side dish for dinner one night and my husband was so impressed. He didn’t even realize how easy they were!

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Capri Lilly March 1, 2021 - 6:06 pm

Yes, I love to hear that! Glad you both enjoyed!

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Britney Brown March 3, 2021 - 3:51 pm

5 stars
These potatoes were so crunchy and delicious! That garlic herb butter was absolutely amazing too!

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Jazz March 3, 2021 - 4:29 pm

5 stars
I’m not on Tik Tok so thank you for introducing me to this trend. It’s now my favorite way to eat potatoes and your recipe is so easy!

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Capri Lilly March 3, 2021 - 7:38 pm

Hi Jazz! I am glad you enjoyed it!

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Chenée March 3, 2021 - 5:41 pm

5 stars
My boyfriend and I had a blast making and eating these this weekend! You’re right — they’re way easier than they look! But the best part is that garlic-herb butter! OMG I couldn’t stop eating them! Thanks for showing us how to make this fun trend!

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Tamara March 3, 2021 - 6:14 pm

5 stars
I knew I had to try these potatoes the second I saw this Pinterst pin! They were so fun to make an absolutely delicious. Your method made them turn out perfect.

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Capri Lilly March 3, 2021 - 7:38 pm

I’m so glad to hear that they turned out perfectly for you! Thanks for leaving a review!

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MJ March 3, 2021 - 10:50 pm

4 stars
This recipe LOOKS amazing, but how did everyone get the skewers through so easily?! I attempted 5 and had to give up because i either could not get it through all the way, or broke the potatoes in half in the process. I am so upset because this is such a fun recipe! Someone help!

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Capri Lilly March 3, 2021 - 11:20 pm

Hi MJ! In the recipe tips and instruction written in the blog post I share tips on how to get the skewer through the potato:

I find it best to leave the potato on the cutting board, place my hand over the potato to hold it down, and gently push the skewer through the center of the potato. Please be careful so that you do not pierce yourself with the skewer.

You can also try slicing the potatoes closer to the 1/2 inch size if you still find it challenging to get the potato through the skewer. Hope that helps!

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Jordan April 22, 2021 - 2:39 am

5 stars
For my first attempt at these fancy spuds, I am super proud of my knife skills!

The crunch and texture made for such a unique potato experience. I honestly wouldn’t mind eating these weekly!!

I put these in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Kids thought they were really fancy, and husband said he wished there were even more to go around!

Thanks for the idea!!

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Capri Lilly April 22, 2021 - 5:03 pm

Hi Jordan! I am so happy you and your family enjoyed the recipe! Making them in the air fryer is a great idea!

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Dennis Coburn June 22, 2021 - 1:27 am

Have you ever tried roasting these potatoes on a charcoal grill?

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Capri Lilly June 22, 2021 - 4:29 pm

Hi Dennis! I have only tried the air fryer and oven. If you try them on the grill, please let me know how they turn out!

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ashok August 28, 2021 - 4:31 am

5 stars
Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.

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Martina September 15, 2021 - 7:09 pm

5 stars
You make it look so easy!! I actually got it after a couple tries! Holding the potato down on the cutting board to push the skewer in really helped so they didn’t break apart. I can’t wait to make these again!

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Capri Lilly September 16, 2021 - 6:55 am

I’m glad you got the hang of it! I definitely agree that it becomes easier after a few tries! Thanks for leaving a review!

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Denise September 20, 2021 - 12:02 am

Hi! I was just wondering what length of skewers is
best. Thank you !

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Capri Lilly September 20, 2021 - 12:15 am

Hi! Standard 10” bamboo or wooden skewers work well.

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