McDonald's Mashed Potatoes

Staff Writer
McDonald's Mashed Potatoes
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
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.
 

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.