Mashed Potatoes with Crispy Shallots Recipe

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Troy Published: July 7, 2021 Modified: July 15, 2021
Mashed Potatoes with Crispy Shallots Recipe

How To Make Mashed Potatoes with Crispy Shallots

The crunch of the shallots adds a fun texture and a fuller taste to these ultra-creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes; the perfect side dish to any meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 6lbyukon gold potatoes
  • 4clovesgarlic,peeled
  • 2cupscanola oil
  • 6large shallots
  • 1cuphalf and half
  • 12tbspunsalted butter
  • kosher salt


  1. In a large pot, cover the quartered potatoes and garlic cloves with cold water and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat for about 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

  2. In a medium skillet, heat the canola oil until shimmering. Add the shallots in a single layer and cook over moderate heat for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until they are golden.

  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the shallots to paper towels to drain.

  4. Drain the potatoes and garlic in a colander, shaking out the excess water. Add the half-and-half and butter to the pot and heat until melted. Remove from the heat.

  5. Press the potatoes and garlic through a ricer into the pot and season with salt. Stir and cook over moderate heat until very hot.

  6. Transfer the mashed potatoes to a bowl. Just before serving, sprinkle the shallots with salt and garnish the potatoes with the shallots.


  • Calories: 654.14kcal
  • Fat: 50.42g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.48g
  • Trans Fat: 0.61g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 26.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.86g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.55g
  • Fiber: 6.29g
  • Sugar: 5.80g
  • Protein: 6.36g
  • Cholesterol: 37.99mg
  • Sodium: 787.17mg
  • Calcium: 68.88mg
  • Potassium: 1122.20mg
  • Iron: 2.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 116.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 48.37mg
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