HOMEMADE POTATO SMILES RECIPE
Potato Smiles or smiley potatoes are tasty snack treats made from mashed potatoes that have been seasoned and molded into smiling faces to brighten up your day.
How to make Homemade Potato Fries
- Prep Time - 1 hr
- Cook Time - 15 mins
- Total Time - 1 hr 15 mins
- Course - Snack
- Cuisine - American
- 4 to 5 - Potatoes
- ½ cup - Cheese grated
- 2 tbsp - Corn Flour, or as required
- Alcoeats Red Hot Chili Powder as per taste
- Salt as per taste
- Oil as required
- Boil the potatoes and peel them.
- Grate the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl.
- Add the grated cheese, Alcoeats Red Chili powder, salt, and corn flour.
- Mix thoroughly into a thick dough without adding water.
- Keep this in the refrigerator for an hour.
- Take the dough out, make small balls and flatten them.
- Carve two eyes and a mouth into each flattened dough piece with a sharp knife.
- Heat oil in a frying pan on medium flame.
- Fry the smiley flat dough pieces until they turn golden brown and crisp.
- Remove and drain excess oil.
- Your finger-licking smiley potato fries are ready!! Serve with tomato ketchup.
FAQs on Homemade Potato Smiles Recipe
What are Potato Smiles made of?
Potato Smileys are happy faces carved from fluffy mashed potato fried in sunflower oil for a delicious crunch.
How long do potato smiles take to cook?
Place a single layer of Potato smileys onto a baking tray (Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C before this) and pop it into the top of the oven. Bake for around 12-15 minutes, flipping them now and again until they turn crisp and lightly golden.
Are McCain's smiles healthy?
McCain potato smiles are prepared from fresh potatoes, corn flour, edible vegetable oil, and iodized salt. They are loaded with energy, carbohydrates, and a little protein. If you need an instant snack to serve your guests, you can either deep fry or simply shallow fry since McCain smileys don’t absorb much oil either way!
Why Soak potatoes in ice water before cooking?
Soaking potatoes in cold/ice water helps remove the excess starch. Excess starch prevents potatoes from cooking evenly and also creates a gummy or sticky texture on the outside of your potatoes. Cold water is also used, as hot water reacts with the starch, thereby activating it and making it harder to separate from the potatoes.
Are potato smiles good for you?
Potato smileys are low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol-free, so you can make these a delicious healthy side dish to any meal. And on top of it, smileys are very easy to make.
Should I salt the water when soaking potatoes?
Yes, because putting potatoes in a saltwater bath helps draw out some of their moisture, resulting in much crispier fries. Moisture is naturally found in potatoes, and is absorbed by higher concentrations of salt. (This is called osmosis).
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