Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fanned Baked Potato

I am always in search of a new way to make potatoes. This recipe seemed interesting so I decided to give it a shot. They were pretty good. I only made two potatoes and cut the seasonings/butter/cheese back to reflect such. However I am including the original recipe for you.


4 medium baking potatoes (evenly-sized)
1 1/2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese
2-3 tablespoons melted butter
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (parsley, chives, thyme, sage) or 2 teaspoon dried herbs
1 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Peel the potatoes if the skin is too tough, otherwise just scrub and rinse them.
3. Cut the potatoes into thin slices (but not all the way through.
4. Put the potatoes in a baking dish; slightly fan out the slices.
5. Drizzle the potatoes with melted butter and sprinkle with herbs and salt (to taste).
6. Bake the potatoes for about 50 minutes.
7. Remove the potatoes from the oven, sprinkle with parmesan and cheddar cheese.
8. Bake the potatoes for another 10-15 minutes (until they’re lightly browned and soft inside, and the cheeses are melted).

** 4 Weight Watchers points per potato


  1. This looks very similar to the accordion potatoes in my blog. Looks like a great side dish!

  2. Nothing covered in cheddar cheese and butter ever tastes bad.