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Fried Mashed Potatoes Recipe

The fried mashed potatoes recipe can be of help when you want the mashed potatoes prepared on a nontraditional way.

Change the routine using simple ingredients for the potatoes side dish. The recipe is very simple and anybody can do it. You can use other seafood, lean meat cuts instead of the shrimp or just eat the potatoes alone; they will still taste just right.

If you know your way around the Caribbean cuisine (particularly Hispanic) you will notice that it can be called a potato mofongo as well.

Fried mashed potatoes on a plate

Preparation Time:
10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 3


  • 4 Russet potatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup milk (can be regular, potato milk or any you normally use)
  • 1/2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp butter (or any natural butter spread)
  • 1 tsp of your favorite vegetable (shredded)


  1. Rinse the potatoes thoroughly.

  2. Dry them with a towel until completely dried up and peel them.

  3. Cut the potatoes similar to the scalloped style; approximately 1/3 inch thick.

  4. In a frying pan pour the oil and heat on medium for about 8 minutes.

  5. Fry the potatoes turning them on intervals of 10 minutes; lower the heat of the stove so that the slices don't get burned.

  6. Frying potato slices on a pan

  7. When they are golden, take them out of the pan and into a bowl.

  8. Use a potato masher to mash small batches of the thick "scalloped" slices.

  9. Then add the milk, garlic, salt, shredded vegetable and butter spread.

  10. Mix everything with a spoon or salad spatula.

  11. Serve and enjoy!


When mixing all of the ingredients you can add about 2 slices of crispy turkey bacon (crushed) for an extra taste.

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