Recipe By Agent V
Published Apr 2nd
V’s Fried Mashed Potatoes
Prep 5m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 385.9

Add some oomph to those boring mashed potatoes!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 red potatoes, halved
  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 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. 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

  • Calories 385.9
  • Carbohydrate 51 g
  • Cholesterol 30.5 mg
  • Fat 18.7 g
  • Fiber 5.5 g
  • Protein 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.3 g
  • Sodium 139.8 mg
  • Sugar 3.3 g


  1. A new and different way to make mashed potatoes. It came out good I added a some cheese right at the end and it melted in nicely. Next time I will fry it a bit longer.
  2. Just made this tonight to go with our Christmas prime rib. I added green onion, garlic and onion powder, smoked paprika, S&P and bacon. I know it deviates a lot from the original recipe, BUT... what I'm rating, is the technique. Which is wonderful! It adds so much texture and pizzazz. Thank you V!
  3. 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.
  4. Very easy and my family ate it up without complaints.
  5. 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 - Read more ...
  6. 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!
  7. These were very good. I use left over mashed potatoes added green onions, salt pepper and garlic powder. We enjoyed them.
  8. 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 - Read more ...
  9. 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 - Read more ...