criss-cross potatoes

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Ellen Bales
Indianapolis, IN

These yummy potatoes came from a long-ago cookbook and they've always been a big hit whenever I've made them. They go well with any type of meat dish, and you can even load them up with toppings if you so desire.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For criss-cross potatoes

  • 4 md
    idaho potatoes
  • 1/2 stick
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch
  • may vary seasonings: seasoned salt instead of salt, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.

How To Make criss-cross potatoes

  • 1
    Wash potatoes and cut in half lengthwise. Dry with paper towel.
  • 2
    Score the cut surface of each potato half with a sharp knife in a criss-cross pattern, about 1/8" deep.
  • 3
    Place potatoes on a baking sheet and lavishly spread butter on top of each. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4
    Bake in a 350-degree oven for 1 hour. Sprinkle potatoes with paprika if desired and bake 15 minutes more.
  • 5
    We like this with chicken fried steak or Swiss steak. Serve with butter and sour cream.