Add some oomph to those boring mashed potatoes!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

386 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 51g 16% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 139.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2016
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 leftover twice-baked potatoes from a very nice steakhouse. So instead of starting with just some boring boiled potatoes I simply mashed my leftover potatoes that included applewood bacon white cheddar and parmesan cheese. I slipped them out of the skin mashed them up and to guarantee they became crispy and brown I fried them in clarified butter. These were so darned good I'd make them again and in exactly the same way. They're worth ordering this potato again (or using your own leftovers) just to make this recipe. Read More
(5)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2016
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 leftover twice-baked potatoes from a very nice steakhouse. So instead of starting with just some boring boiled potatoes I simply mashed my leftover potatoes that included applewood bacon white cheddar and parmesan cheese. I slipped them out of the skin mashed them up and to guarantee they became crispy and brown I fried them in clarified butter. These were so darned good I'd make them again and in exactly the same way. They're worth ordering this potato again (or using your own leftovers) just to make this recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2019
We've done something similar for years to use left over mashed potatoes. The one change we make is to form the leftovers into individual patties about the size of a hamburger. We fry both sides and serve them with a fried egg for breakfast. Add a few strips of bacon (or even fry the patties in bacon grease) and you've got yourself one heck of a delicious and filling breakfast. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2015
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, chives, and Himalayan pink salt. As written, I would have given this three stars. Love this method though for changing up plain ol' potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2016
These were very good. I use left over mashed potatoes added green onions, salt pepper and garlic powder. We enjoyed them. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2018
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2019
Very easy and my family ate it up without complaints. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2020
Did not make any changes and I am glad I did not. These potatoes had the perfect amount of butter and garlic powder and provided an awesome flavor. My husband and I loved this recipe and will be making again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2020
So good!! I gave it 4 stars because like other reviewers said, there wasn’t enough seasoning for my taste. But this is one of those awesome base recipes that you can make 20 different versions of. I made potato skins the night before so used the insides I had scooped out, plus one seasoned skin that had fallen apart during cooking. The seasoned skin had Slap Ya Mama seasoning and I added salt, pepper and a generous amount of garlic powder. I didn’t find the oil necessary, just kept adding pads of butter and frying it that way. Ate it with two fried eggs and some salsa, but I can see this as a side for any time of day! Read More