Houlihan's Smashed Potatoes

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Houlihan's Smashed Potatoes
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This is a duplicate of the original chunky mashed potatoes at Houlihan's, with fresh onion straws sprinkled on top.

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4
Servings
346
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized or 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • 1/4 Cup French's French-fried onions (onion straws)

Directions

Boil the potatoes in 6 cups salted water until soft and tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain and use a fork or potato masher to mash the potatoes. Stop mashing when there are still some small chunks of potato left. It's the chunky consistency that makes these potatoes unique.

Immediately add the remaining ingredients, excluding the fried onions, to the pan and place back over low heat. Reheat the potatoes for 5 minutes, stirring to mix in the other ingredients. Serve the potatoes with a sprinkling of about 1 tablespoon of the fried onions on top of each serving.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
70g
23%
Vitamin A
25µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.6%
Vitamin B6
1mg
65%
Vitamin C
21mg
35%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin K
7µg
9%
Calcium
91mg
9%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
54µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
54µg
14%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
89mg
22%
Monounsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
237mg
34%
Polyunsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Potassium
1594mg
46%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.9%
Sodium
958mg
40%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.4%
Zinc
1mg
8%