Recipes and Cooking Potato Tornadoes 4.4 (19) Baked potatoes have never been this showy before! Skewer and spiral small potatoes and bake for a side dish that's fun to make and eat. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 18, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 25 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 3 Yield: 3 skewers, 6 potatoes Jump to Nutrition Facts BHG / Crystal Hughes Ingredients 6 small yellow potatoes 3 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper ⅛ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Using a sharp 8- to 10-inch skewer, pierce a potato lengthwise all the way through the center. Repeat with another potato on the same skewer. Repeat with remaining potatoes. BHG / Crystal Hughes On a cutting board, slice an angled slit at the very top of one potato. Keeping the knife in place, slowly rotate the potato. The spirals will start to form. Try to keep the spirals as thin as possible. Once the spiral is complete, carefully pull the layers apart on the skewer. Repeat with other potato on skewer, and then remaining potatoes on skewers. BHG / Crystal Hughes In a small bowl, combine chili powder, sugar, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Set the skewers on the edges of a baking dish so that the potatoes don't touch the bottom of the dish. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with desired amount of seasoning blend, rotating to cover as much potato as possible. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy, turning occasionally. BHG / Crystal Hughes Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 247 Calories 14g Fat 29g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 3 Calories 247 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Sodium 453mg 20% Total Carbohydrate 29g 11% Total Sugars 3g Protein 3g Vitamin C 15.5mg 78% Calcium 25mg 2% Iron 1.4mg 8% Potassium 733mg 16% Folate, total 31.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.