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Viral Scored Potatoes

These Viral Scored Potatoes are incredibly easy to make and will be your new favorite way to eat potatoes! These mini potatoes are scored and then placed upside down in a garlic parmesan paste, before being baked.

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a plate of crispy parmesan potatoes

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Viral Scored Potatoes are the next best way to make your potatoes.
  • They are incredibly easy to make and taste extremely gourmet.
  • The parmesan garlic paste is jam packed with flavor.
  • After being baked, each potato has a lovely parmesan crust that is crispy and crunchy.
  • Start to finish, these potatoes will be ready in roughly 45 minutes.
  • These make for a great side dish for dinner or any holiday occasion.
  • The potatoes are soft and tender, but crispy and crunchy.
  • Check out my air fryer smashed potatoes for another great side dish!
all the ingredients that you need to make these viral scored potatoes.

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Viral Scored Potatoes. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Mini gold potatoes work best, but you can also use tri-colored potatoes or red mini potatoes.

Use a grass-fed butter such as Kerry Gold for best results, this is going to add a ton of more flavor. If vegan, opt for a dairy-free, vegan butter instead.

Freshly chopped rosemary is going to add a ton of flavor and a touch of herb. Dried rosemary will work too.

Smoked paprika adds a lovely smokey flavor that always tastes great on top of potatoes.

Zaatar is a blend of savory dried herbs like oregano, thyme, and toasted earthy spices like cumin and coriander.

Garlic and onion powder go hand in hand and add a distinct flavor and taste.

Salt and pepper to help balance out all the spices.

Use freshly grated parmesan cheese for best results, pre-shredded cheese will work as well.

How To Make

ONE: Preheat the oven to 425F. While the oven is preheating, prepare the potatoes by scoring the tops. Be careful not to slice all the way through, but slice deep enough so the paste can enter the crevices.

a hand holding a mini potato that has been scored.

TWO: Next, create the paste by combining all the ingredients together in an oven safe dish. Spread the mixture evenly across the bottom and then add on the scored potatoes face side down.

THREE: Bake for 35-40 minutes, remove and let cool for about 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!

Tips And Tricks

Use a 9×13 baking dish.

Use freshly grated parmesan cheese for added flavor.

Be careful not to cut the potato all the way through when scoring the tops.

Spread the parmesan paste evenly across the bottom of the baking dish before adding on the potatoes.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these potatoes as a side dish, on top of salads, or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3-4 days. Reheat in the air fryer or oven to get them crispy again.

a hand holding one of the crusted potatoes.

Taste And Texture

These Viral Scored Potatoes are smothered in butter, herbs, and Parmesan cheese that crisps to perfection.

They are buttery, tender but have a crispy parmesan crust!

a close up shot of the potatoes showing the parmesan crust.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these in the air fryer instead of the oven?

I have not tested this method, however, it should work!

What kind of potatoes work best for this recipe?

Mini gold potatoes work best, but you can also use tri-colored potatoes or red mini potatoes.

Is this recipe vegan?

As written, this recipe is not vegan but can easily be made plant based by using a plant-based butter instead of grass-fed.

Other Recipes You May Like

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Viral Scored Potatoes

These Viral Scored Potatoes are incredibly easy to make and will be your new favorite way to eat potatoes! These mini potatoes are scored and then placed upside down in a garlic parmesan paste, before being baked.
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
35 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
45 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1/2 melted grass fed butter, sub dairy free butter to make vegan
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped rosemary 
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp zaatar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

6-8 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. 
  2. While the oven is preheating, prepare the potatoes by scoring the tops. Be careful not to slice all the way through, but slice deep enough so the paste can enter the crevices. 
  3. Next, create the paste by combining all the ingredients together in a 9x13 oven safe dish. Spread the mixture evenly across the bottom and then add on the scored potatoes face side down. 
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, remove and let cool for about 10 minutes before serving and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Use a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Use freshly grated parmesan cheese for added flavor.
  • Be careful not to cut the potato all the way through when scoring the tops.
  • Spread the parmesan paste evenly across the bottom of the baking dish before adding on the potatoes.

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