V's Fried Mashed Potatoes


Add some oomph to those boring mashed potatoes!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 6 red potatoes, halved

  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste

  • salt to taste

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
19g Fat
51g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 28mg 138%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 1460mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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