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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!
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Course: Dinner, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • 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


  • 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!


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. 
  • 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.


Calories: 253kcal