If you are an Indian and love the potato fry, then these scored potatoes are for you. Or for that matter, this one is a must try for anyone who loves potatoes. The efforts that go into this tempting dish are very minimal and is a great dish to try for even novice cooks. All that is needed is scoring and seasoning some scrubbed potatoes and popping them in the oven. No babysitting needed and the dish would be ready in an hour. These potatoes can be served with sour cream / salsa but we enjoyed them as it is since I made them spicier. My husband loved them so much that he was asking me to prepare them for our next meal too.
3 medium sized baking potatoes (I used russet potatoes.)
Salt & pepper to taste
Paprika to taste (I used Indian style hot chili powder.)
Oil / butter as needed
1 tbsp. minced cilantro / parsley / any herb of your choice
* Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Grease a baking sheet.
* Wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly. Dry them and cut them each into halves, lengthwise. Slice each half width wise 5 or 6 times, without cutting all the way through.
* Brush the cut potato halves with oil / butter, on both sides thoroughly. Sprinkle salt, pepper and chili powder or paprika over the tops of potatoes. Finally sprinkle the minced herb that is being used.
* Bake them for about 50 to 60 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. (I baked mine for an hour.)
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