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Fried mashed potatoes in nonstick skillet topped with chopped green onions and black pepper.

Fried Mashed Potatoes

Easy fried mashed potatoes. All you need are leftover mashed potatoes and butter.

Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Toppings, Optional

  • chopped green onions
  • grated parmesan cheese


  1. Melt and brown the butter. Heat butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook until butter just begins to brown.

  2. Brown the Mashed Potatoes. Add cold mashed potatoes to the pan. Spread evenly into pan. Cook until brown. Turn the mashed potatoes occasionally. Cook until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Before serving, top as desired. (optional)