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How to make Potato Smiley Faces

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How to make Potato Smiley Faces which can be enjoyed as a snack by the little ones and is great for the lunch boxes as well.

Yield: ± 30 depending on size

How to make Potato Smiley Faces

Smiley faces biscuits made from potato with tomato dip in a brown wooden bowl

Made from real potatoes, and simple ingredients you have in stock at home in the kitchen.

Potato smileys can be enjoyed as a snack by the little ones and are great for the lunch boxes. My big kid certainly has his share too.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Refrigerate Time 20 minutes
Bake Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 3-4 Potatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs (to start off)
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornflour
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 Cup of Grated Parmesan (optional)


Boil the potatoes in salted water.

Drain and add all the spices, breadcrumbs, parmesan, and cornflour and mix well till it forms a soft dough. (I found that I needed to add more breadcrumbs to form a firmer mixture).

Wrap the mixture in cling and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.

Once cooled, place on a piece of greaseproof paper.

Shape (I used my hands) into a large thickish circle.

Cut small rounds and form the face.

Use a straw to poke holes for the eyes and a spoon to shape the smile.

Brush with oil and bake at 180C / 350F for 20-25 minutes until brown or fry in oil on the stovetop.

Serve with your choice of sauce and enjoy!!


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Nutrition Information



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Amount Per Serving Calories 41Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 61mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 2g

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Health-conscious people can bake the Smiling Potatoes in the oven instead of deep-frying them.

You can make Potato smiley faces from leftover mashed potatoes or use instant or ready-mashed but the best would be real fresh potatoes, but it’s up to you to decide which will work for you.

You will find the true McCain Potato Smiley Recipe from here

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