6 medium baking potatoes
3 tablespoons margarine, melted
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
FOR THE onion TOPPING:
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons onion, minced
FOR THE herb TOPPING:
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon mixed dried basil and oregano
FOR THE spice TOPPING:
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 425.F. Spray a shallow 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Cut a thin slice from bottom of each potato ( so they don't roll around in baking dish). Place cut-side down on a work surface parallel to potato. With knife resting on spoon handle, thinly slice each potato crosswise without cutting all the way through. Place potatoes in prepared dish. Fan slices. Brush slices with margarine. Sprinkle with pepper. Bake for 1 hour.
To prepare desired topping, combine ingredients in a cup. Mix well. Sprinkle topping evenly over potatoes. Drizzle with margarine. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve immediately.