Accordion Potatoes Recipe

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Want to bring comfort food to your family’s table? Try this healthy accordion potatoes recipe for an easy, yet tasty, recipe.

If you need something more on the fun side for dinner or a party, these delicious potatoes are the perfect finger food! Serve a few with your favorite dipping sauce and everyone will be happy to dig in!

A single accordion potato is held towards the camera.

What Are Accordion Potatoes?

Somewhat similar to Hasselback potatoes, accordion potatoes are simply sliced in a way that they can easily be placed and cooked on a skewer. These are a fun party food, or even just a snack to have on the weekend.

Accordion Potato Skewers

While wooden skewers will work fine here (as you can see in the photos), next time I make these, I’ll be using metal skewers. Metal skewers just tend to hold up better and function better all the way around. Plus, there’s no worry of splinters.

A female hand reaches for an accordion potato skewer that lays on a parchment-linked cookie sheet.

Making Accordion Potatoes Ahead Of Time

You can make these ahead of time, up to a point. Prep and cut these, but then leave them in the bowl of water until you are ready to make them. This can be done as much as 3 days in advance (no longer!). Then when you are ready, proceed with the rest of the recipe.

Toppings For Your Accordion Potatoes

The sky is the limit with these potatoes. Pretty much anything that goes well with potatoes will work great here. Particularly sauces and dressings. Here are some ideas:

Accordion potatoes lay on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

About The Ingredients

Potatoes – Yellow or Yukon gold potatoes work best. Russet potatoes will work, but they don’t seem to crisp up as nicely on the edges.

Oil – I used coconut oil, but you can use olive oil or any other oil you prefer to cook with.

Smoked paprika – You can really use any spice or seasoning you like here. But smoked paprika is delicious!

Green onions – Here again, you can use any other fresh herb such as chives. See more suggestions above.

Ground black pepper – White pepper will work as well.

Salt – I used pink Himalayan salt. But use whatever you normally cook.

How To Make Accordion Potatoes

Accordion Potatoes Recipe ingredients gathered on a white surface.

Step 1: Gather The Ingredients

Gather and measure all the ingredients.

Cut potatoes on a cutting board.

Step 2: Peel & Slice The Potatoes

Peel the potatoes and slice them lengthwise to a thickness of ½ inch. (No thicker!)

Chopsticks on a potato slice demonstrates how to cut accordion potatoes.

Step 3: Cut The Accordion Slices

Take a potato slice and place it horizontally on a cutting board. Place a skewer stick on top and bottom of the potato and start cutting vertical cutting close to each other, making sure you use the wooden skewer sticks as a stopper. ( do not cut all the way through) repeat the same process on the other side and make diagonal cuts instead. The idea is to have one long side that is not cut along the edge. This holds the potatoes together.

A skewer inserted into an accordion potato laying on a cutting board.

Step 4: Skewer The Potatoes

Now, take your wooden skewer sticks and carefully insert them from bottom to top.

Soaking accordion potatoes to remove excess starch in a glass bowl.

Step 5: Soak The Potatoes

Place the potatoes into cold water for at least 30 minutes. This process will remove the starch excess making the potatoes crunchier once you cook them.

Dried off accordion potatoes on skewers, based with oil and laying on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Step 6: Season The Potato Skewers

Preheat the oven to 355°F. Dry the potatoes with a paper towel and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, baking dish or cookie sheet. Brush some oil over the potatoes on both sides with a basting brush and then sprinkle on the paprika.

Baked accordion potatoes on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Step 7: Bake

Sprinkle some salt & black pepper and place them in the oven for about 30 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

Cooked accordion potatoes on skewers laying on parchment with small bowls of condiments around them.

Step 8: Garnish

Once they are ready, top up with some freshly chopped spring onion and any sauce of your preference.

A close up of finished Accordion Potatoes cooked in an air fryer.

How To Make Accordion Potatoes In The Air Fryer

To air fry these potatoes, 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, making sure to flip them at least once during the cooking process.

How To Store Leftovers

If packed well in an airtight container, these will last for up to 4 days in the fridge. Freezing is not recommended.

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Accordion Potatoes Recipe

Delicious potatoes prepared in your oven or air fryer.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 227kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp. green onion (sliced thin)
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • salt (to taste)

Instructions

  • Gather and measure all the ingredients.
    Accordion Potatoes Recipe ingredients gathered on a white surface.
  • Peel the potatoes and slice them lengthwise to a thickness of ½ inch. (No thicker!)
    Cut potatoes on a cutting board.
  • Take a potato slice and place it horizontally on a cutting board. Place a skewer stick on top and bottom of the potato and start cutting vertical cutting close to each other, making sure you use the wooden skewer sticks as a stopper. ( do not cut all the way through) repeat the same process on the other side and make diagonal cuts instead. The idea is to have one long side that is not cut along the edge. This holds the potatoes together.
    Chopsticks on a potato slice demonstrates how to cut accordion potatoes.
  • Now, take your wooden skewer sticks and carefully insert them from bottom to top.
    A skewer inserted into an accordion potato laying on a cutting board.
  • Place the potatoes into cold water for at least 30 minutes. This process will remove the starch excess making the potatoes crunchier once you cook them.
    Soaking accordion potatoes to remove excess starch in a glass bowl.
  • Preheat the oven to 355°F. Dry the potatoes with a paper towel and place them on a parchment-lined baking pan or cookie sheet. Brush some oil over the potatoes on both sides with a basting brush and then sprinkle on the paprika.
    Dried off accordion potatoes on skewers, based with oil and laying on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle some salt & black pepper and place them in the oven for about 30 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
    Baked accordion potatoes on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Once they are ready, top up with some freshly chopped spring onion and any sauce of your preference.
    Cooked accordion potatoes on skewers laying on parchment with small bowls of condiments around them.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • 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, making sure to flip them at least once during the cooking process.
    A close up of finished Accordion Potatoes cooked in an air fryer.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 741mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg
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