McDonald's Mashed Potatoes

McDonald's Mashed Potatoes
Staff Writer
Emily Jacobs

Few can resist the salty crunch of a McDonald's fry, and what's better than enjoying them alongside a Big Mac? Having them on your Thanksgiving plate. This recipe gives a Thanksgiving classic — mashed potatoes — a face-lift with the notorious fried potato from the fast-food chain. 

6
Servings
126
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Special thanks to Emily Jacobs of Sage Recipes for helping us test this recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 2 McDonald's medium fries
  • 1 1/2 Pound potatoes, peeled and diced into large chunks
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

On a cutting board, cut the fries into medium-sized, ½-inch chunks.

Place the puréed fries onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 5 minutes, until crisp tender. Turn the heat down to 200 degrees and keep warm until ready to incorporate into the mashed potatoes.

Place the potatoes in a medium-sized saucepan filled with heavily salted water. Bring to a boil, and boil gently for 12 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain, and add to a food processor or blender. Add the butter, milk, and sour cream and purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the mashed potatoes to a bowl and slowly fold in the crisp puréed McDonald’s fries. Serve hot.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
20g
22%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
55µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
69mg
7%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
56mg
8%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
35mg
2%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
135g
5%

Mashed Potatoes Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Mashed Potatoes Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.