scored potato halves with crosshatch cuts roasted in the oven until crispy

How to Make the Perfect Crispy Scored Potatoes | Diamond Cut Roasted Potato Halves

In my book the simplest and most delicious way to prepare potatoes is to score them and roast them in butter AND olive oil with sea salt. Scored potatoes are here to stay in my kitchen.

  • Author: Miss AK
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x



  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. 
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes well. 
  3. Slice them in half and then score by cutting shallow lengthwise slits along the surface of the potato at regular intervals. Be careful not to cut too deep, or the potatoes will fall apart during cooking. Then, turn the potato and do the same horizontally, creating little squares or diamonds. 
  4. Slather about 1/2 Tbsp of butter on the cut side of each potato. Sprinkle with sea salt. 
  5. Drizzle oil on a baking sheet and spread it all over the sheet. 
  6. Lay the potatoes cut-side down on the sheet. 
  7. Roast them in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until they’re very golden brown and crispy. Do NOT flip them. Remove from the oven and serve!


Keywords: potatoes, butter, olive oil, roasted