Accordion Potatoes

  • 20MINS
  • 35MINS
  • Serves 1
  • 167KCAL

You can thank a TikTok trend for these crispy, golden potatoes! We’ve managed to get ours nice and crunchy without frying them in loads of oil. It can take a bit of practice to get the accordion-style cuts just right, but it’s easy once you know how!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories167
  • Carbs32g
  • Protein3.6g
  • Fat1.7g
  • Saturates0g
  • Sugars1.6g

The ingredients for Accordion Potatoes are laid out on a countertop. Three potatoes are nest to two small bowls of salt and pepper and garlic granules.

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

You’ll understand why these golden potato bites are named after the stretchy musical instrument once you’ve had a go at making them! If you haven’t seen the videos doing the rounds on TikTok, Accordion Potatoes have been enjoying some time in the spotlight!

They’re cut in a precise pattern that makes them stretch like an accordion, giving you more surface area to cover with seasoning, and helping the spuds to get extra-crispy. 

To keep things healthier and lower in calories, we haven’t fried ours – instead they get baked in the oven until they’re irresistibly crunchy. If you’d rather throw them in your air fryer, we have a separate method for Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes right here

Bear in mind that to make these trendy spuds there’ll be offcuts of potato that you won’t want to go to waste. Box up the odds and ends in a freezer-safe container to turn into wedges or oven chips at a later date. 

What diets are these Accordion Potatoes suitable for?

This Accordion Potatoes recipe is suitable for vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free diets. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Accordion Potatoes?

You won’t need any special ingredients to make this recipe, although a good quality sharp knife will make the preparation easier. If you already have good kitchen knives, it’s well worth investing in a knife sharpener to keep them in tiptop condition. 

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How many calories are in these Accordion Potatoes?

There are 167 calories per portion in this Accordion Potatoes, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Accordion Potatoes is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Step 2

Square off your potatoes by cutting off the sides until you are left with a rectangle. If you are using a large potato rather than a few small ones, cut this rectangle into smaller pieces, around 2.5cm x 1.5cm.

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Step 3

Take a sharp knife and carefully cut diagonal lines across the large side of the potato rectangle. They should be 3-4 millimetres apart and reach halfway through the thickness of the potato – be careful not to cut deeper than halfway!

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Step 4

Flip the potato over and cut horizontal lines across the length of the opposite side. They should also be around 3-4 millimetres apart and reach halfway through the thickness of the potato. Now when you gently pull the two ends of the potato it should stretch like an accordion! If it doesn’t, you may need to go over some of your cuts to make them a little deeper.

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Step 5

Once you have cut all your potatoes, spray them well with low-calorie cooking spray. Try to stretch them a little while you do this so it gets into the cuts.

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Step 6

Sprinkle over your garlic granules, salt and pepper. Again, try to get the seasonings into the cuts of the potato if you can!

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Step 7

Line a baking tray with foil and spray well with low-calorie cooking spray. Place the potatoes onto the tray and put them into the oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping over halfway through the cooking time.

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Step 8

Once ready, serve with a main of your choice!

A close up of a tray of golden brown Accordion Potatoes. The rectangular potatoes are crispy at the edges, sprinkled with sea salt and fresh herbs.

What could I serve with these Accordion Potatoes?

You can serve this recipe alongside any meals you would ordinarily eat with potatoes! Add a crunch on the side of any of these classic dinner recipes:

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How do you know when Accordion Potatoes are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these Accordion Potatoes for 30-35 minutes, until they’re golden and really crispy.

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Accordion Potatoes in the fridge?

We’d recommend cooking these potatoes fresh and eating them right away – they’ll be so much crispier straight out of the oven. 

If you do have leftovers that you want to store, let them cool and place them in the fridge in a container with a lid. You can keep leftover Accordion Potatoes in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Can I freeze Accordion Potatoes?

We wouldn’t recommend freezing Accordion Potatoes, since they are far tastier and crispier when they are freshly made. They are safe to freeze if you don’t mind that they won’t be as crispy when reheated. Just remember to:

  • Freeze as soon as they are cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Add a label and include the date you put it in the freezer! 

Don’t forget you can also freeze the odds and ends of potato that were discarded during the preparation of this recipe. To prevent waste, they can be frozen and used for chips or wedges at a later date. 

How do I reheat Accordion Potatoes?

Please bear in mind that these potatoes will be crispiest when they are freshly made and cooked from scratch. If you have chilled or frozen any leftovers, you can reheat them following the instructions below:

From chilled: Place in a moderate oven and reheat until piping hot. 

From frozen: Allow to defrost overnight and reheat from chilled. 

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Accordion Potatoes

You can thank a TikTok trend for these crispy, golden potatoes! We’ve managed to get ours nice and crunchy without frying them in loads of oil. It can take a bit of practice to get the accordion-style cuts just right, but it’s easy once you know how!
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    35 MINS
  • KCals 167
  • Carbs 32G

Ingredients

  • 240 g potatoes
  • ¼ tsp garlic granules or garlic powder
  • low-calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Baking tray

foil

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Square off your potatoes by cutting off the sides until you are left with a rectangle. If you are using a large potato rather than a few small ones, cut this rectangle into smaller pieces, around 2.5cm x 1.5cm.
  3. Take a sharp knife and carefully cut diagonal lines across the large side of the potato rectangle. They should be 3-4 millimetres apart and reach halfway through the thickness of the potato - be careful not to cut deeper than halfway!
  4. Flip the potato over and cut horizontal lines across the length of the opposite side. They should also be around 3-4 millimetres apart and reach halfway through the thickness of the potato. Now when you gently pull the two ends of the potato it should stretch like an accordion! If it doesn't, you may need to go over some of your cuts to make them a little deeper.
  5. Once you have cut all your potatoes, spray them well with low-calorie cooking spray. Try to stretch them a little while you do this so it gets into the cuts.
  6. Sprinkle over your garlic granules, salt and pepper. Again, try to get the seasonings into the cuts of the potato if you can!
  7. Line a baking tray with foil and spray well with low-calorie cooking spray. Place the potatoes onto the tray and put them into the oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping over halfway through the cooking time.
  8. Once ready, serve with a main of your choice!

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Recipe notes

Tip: When making these you will find there is quite a bit of waste potato from squaring off. Keep the cut offs in a container in the freezer and cook them as you would wedges or chips for a future meal!
Tip: These may take a little practice, but if you don't get it quite right there's no need to worry, they will still taste great! Just cook as per the recipe, even if the cutting didn't quite work out.
Tip: We used some simple seasoning on these, but you really could use anything! Sage and onion, garlic and rosemary, sweet paprika, just pick whatever would go best with your main!

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