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Potato Smiley | Potato Smiles

Potato Smiley Recipe - A popular and kids favourite snack made using Potatoes, corn flour and bread crumbs. This deep fried smileys has savoury taste, crunchy outer and will be loved by all age groups.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword recipe for potato smileys
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 189kcal
Author Shalini


  • 2 cups Boiled and grated Potatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt As required
  • Oil for Deep frying


How to make Potato Smileys

  • In a bowl, add boiled and grated potatoes, corn flour, bread crumbs, chilli powder and salt.  Mix well to form a soft dough. Do not add water.  
  • Now let the dough rest in refrigerator for at least 30 mins.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll the dough into large and thick circle. Now with the help of a cookie cutter, cut small circles. 
  • Using a straw, make eyes and using spoon a smile. Repeat the same for remaining dough.
  • Now rest the smileys in refrigerator again for 30 mins.
  • In a pan, heat oil for deep frying the potato smiley. Once hot, keep in medium flame and drop the smileys carefully.
  • Fry till golden and crispy. Drain the smileys on paper towel.
  • Serve hot with ketchup.


  • After shaping the smileys, refrigerate them. This will avoid the smileys to disintegrate while frying in oil.
  • Avoid over-cooking of potatoes. There should be very less moisture. This is very important for shaping the dough and also reduce oil absorption. 
  • If you are unable to shape the dough, try adding more bread crumbs.