Baked Accordion Potatoes with Paprika and Thyme Recipe
Preheat the oven to 425° F.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, olive oil, paprika, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Mix to blend.
Cut each potato crosswise, making slits 1/8-inch apart, and being careful not to slice all the way through—leaving about 1/4 inch of the bottom intact. (If you place the potato in a large wooden spoon while you cut, it is much easier not to cut too deep.) Once cut, gently fan each potato out.
Place the potatoes cut-side-up on an oiled baking dish or a rimmed baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, coat them all over with the butter mixture, reserving half of it.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven, fan out the potatoes a little more and brush the potatoes once more with the remaining butter mixture, letting it drip into the slits. Bake for an additional 30 to 35 minutes, until the edges are crisp. Season generously with additional sea salt and serve hot.