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RESTAURANT STYLE SMASHED POTATOES

If there ever was a mashed potato recipe that may never see the top of the dining table, these restaurant style smashed potatoes are it! I speak from experience. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword RESTAURANT STYLE SMASHED POTATOES
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 large red potatoes washed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened and cut into pats
  • 5 slices bacon cooked and diced
  • 2 whole green onions sliced
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup Baked Parmesan Rosemary Shoestring Fries recipe link below, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Gently drop the potatoes into simmering water and cook until fork tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the potatoes into a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher until chunky.
  3. Add the butter, bacon, green onions, and sour cream and continue mashing to combine. Sprinkle in 1/2 cup of shoestring fries and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle on the remaining 1/4 cup of shoestring fries. Serve warm.