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[A Copy-Cat Recipe] Potato Smiles | Potato Smileys
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As enticing as it looks, I have stayed away from frying these greasy frozen potato smiles for as long as I can
remember. With no nutritional value and only extra calories to offer, I thought (still do) these are just waste
of money. But is just so happened that a few weeks ago during a promotional offer at our local super market
we got a packet of these potato smiles for free. On a lazy sunday afternoon when there was nothing much to
do, I ventured out into the kitchen to fry a batch. Expectantly, all of us loved it and that's where the story of
these frozen goodies ended.
Now that we had a taste of them, we wanted more. That's when I thought of trying a copy-cat recipe from
the ingredients listed at the back of the packet. When you know what exactly goes in your food, it gives a
nice feeling about gorging on it. Isn't it? The recipe was super delicious and super fun to make. Try some for
your kids or for any gathering with friends/family. They will luuurve it!
Enjoy!
Sending this recipe as an entry to Healthy Vegan Fridays and The Wellness Weekend.
...the potato dough ready to be rolled out into smiles..
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[A Copy-Cat Recipe] Potato Smiles | Potato Smileys
Makes about 2 dozen
Ingredients:
3 large potatoes
1/4 cup coriander leaves (or use any other finely chopped herbs/greens)
4 tbsp cornflour (or use all purpose flour)
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp (or more) red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala (optional)
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt - to taste
2 tsp lemon juice
oil, for frying
Preparation:
1. Wash potatoes, cube them with skin and boil for 2 whistles in pressure cooker (or) boil in water until
fork tender. Once cool, peel.
2. Mash potatoes in a bowl and add coriander leaves, cornflour, ginger garlic paste, turmeric, chilli
powder, garam masala, salt and lemon juice. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
Refrigerate the dough for atleast 30 mins.
3. Make small lemon sized balls, flatten and shape into a circle. Using the backside of a (clean) pencil,
make two eyes and a smile with a blunt knife. Continue to do the same with rest of the dough.
Note: These can be frozen for few weeks and ready for frying. Don't thaw.
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...to make the eyes, I used the back of a pencil and a blunt knife to make the smile..
4. Heat oil. Once hot, reduce it to low and fry these potato smiles few at a time, until golden brown.
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.....potato smileys ready to get fried..
5. Serve immediately with ketchup or any spicy condiment.
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..these are the original potato smiles from the McCain packet..mine look pretty close to them. You agree?
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1 4 C O MMENT S :
Shilpa May 25, 2013 at 8:07 PM
These look really cute Siri. I think my little one will love them. Will try soon
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Sia May 25, 2013 at 9:06 PM
That looks fantastic Siri. My lil one loves the frozen potato smilies. I dont deep fry them. Just put
them in preheated oven and let it bake for around 18-20 mins at 200 deg C. They turn crisp on the
outside. I follow same method for any store brought frozen potato chips/wedges.
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Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) May 26, 2013 at 8:38 AM
looks yummy siri.............
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Nivedita Thadani May 26, 2013 at 10:38 AM
hey Siri,
your smilies look cuter and of course they are healthier.
loved it, will try soon.
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Mannu's Mother May 26, 2013 at 3:07 PM
that's super beautiful shall make them this week. thanks for those lovely smiles/smileys. we need not
buy the western version of it :)
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melodyfairitale May 28, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Aww, those are so cute! I never liked fries when little, but liked the smilies a lot. c:
Your smilies actually look better than the store bought, must be the green touch!
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Sayantani May 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM
am going to try this my lil one. such a great recipe this is.
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arundati June 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM
i bow to you for making them with the eyes and smile! hats off... they look cute and am sure they
tasted yummy
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Veena Theagarajan June 3, 2013 at 8:03 AM
Yummy! so cute
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mycookingquest June 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM
I just cant get my little boy to eat potatoes. These home made smileys are a great idea.
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Neela Manogar June 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM
Its very innovative. Nice clicks.
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sanjivni yatin June 4, 2013 at 8:51 AM
oh...this is very smart..to make those fries at home.... even i do not get those frozen fries for the
same reason...i wonder if it will retain the shape if they are baked...or shallow-fried...
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Siri June 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM
Hi Sanjivini,
the potato smiles can certainly be baked or just shallow fried. When baking, just brush them
with some oil so that the top don't dry up & they turn out golden.
Hope this helps,
Siri
AA_Mom August 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM
I am going to try this with rice flour, I think it will make it more crispy.
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