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V's Fried Mashed Potatoes

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Add some oomph to those boring mashed potatoes!"
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30 m servings 386
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Season water with garlic powder and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Mash potatoes in the hot skillet and add butter and garlic powder. Form mashed potatoes into a large patty and coat the edges with olive oil, allowing oil to pour under the patty. Cook until bottom is golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Break patty using a wooden spoon and fold crisp bottom through the potatoes. Repeat cooking the bottom and folding into the mashed potatoes.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 386 calories; 18.7 51 6.2 31 140 Full nutrition

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1-26-2016 ~CHEATER ALERT! The submitter remarks that this is a good way to "Add some oomph to those boring mashed potatoes!" but I confess my potatoes weren't boring to begin with since I used ...

This recipe is a great jumping off point, but I found it to be lacking in flavor. It definitely needed more butter and more seasonings. I added freshly cracked black pepper, more garlic powder, ...

I actually made it with half cauliflower and half potatoes. I let the mixture chill overnight and pan fried in the morning. Topped it off with cheddar, greek yogurt and scallions. Yummy!

These were very good. I use left over mashed potatoes added green onions, salt pepper and garlic powder. We enjoyed them.