Homemade Potato Smiley Recipe

Smiley Recipe

The recipe is loosely based on mccain potato smiles which is prepared from potato and potato starch. However in this recipe corn starch and boiled-mashed potatoes are used for the same result.

Yeild: 20

Serving: 10

Prep Time: 7m

Cook Time: 35m

Ready in: 42m

Ratings: 4.8


  • 3 and 1/2 potato
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon spice oregano
  • 1/2 cup cheese cubeso
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup refined oil
  • 1/2 clove garlic


  • Calories: 500
  • Protine: 650g
  • Fat Saturated: 39.5g
  • Deitary Fiber: 50g
  • Fat Total: 60g
  • Energy: 900mg
  • Cholesterol: 80g

Cooking Measurements

  • 1 cup = 250 ml = 16 Tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup = 125 ml = 8 Tablespoons
  • 1/3 cup = 83 ml = 5.3 Tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup = 62 ml = 4 Tablespoons
  • 1 Pinch = 1/8 Teaspoon


How to make Homemade Potato Smiley

  • 1


    Firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 2 cups boiled and grated potato.

  • 2


    Further add ¼ cup bread crumbs, 2 tbsp corn flour, ½ tsp chilli powder and salt to taste.

  • 3


    Combine all the ingredients well. add more bread crumbs if required.

  • 4


    Form a soft non sticky dough.

  • 5


    Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, this prevents smiley from breaking in oil and retain its shape.

  • 6


    Now take a large ball sized prepared potato dough and flatten slightly thick over butter paper. butter paper avoids from dough to stick.

  • 7


    Cut round using a cookie cutter or a glass.

  • 8


    Also using a straw make eyes and use spoon to make a smile.

  • 9


    Deep fry the potato smiles in hot oil. or brush with oil and bake in preheated oven at 180 degree celsius for 25 minutes or till it turns golden and crisp. Stir occasionally and fry till golden brown, keeping the flame on medium.

  • 10


    Finally, serve potato smiles or potato smiley with tomato sauce or eggless mayonnaise.

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Homemade Potato Smiley Recipe

Homemade Potato Smiley is an American recipe made using potatoes, corn flour and cheese. This quick and easy-to-make recipe is an all time kids favorite snack and is ideal for occasions like birthdays or evening snacks. This quick snack recipe is loved by people of all age groups... and its preparation doesn't take much time. You can also pack this to your office snack and impress your colleagues with the same! Also, if you're the one who loves spices, then sprinkle some red chilli flakes over the potato smileys for a fiery experience. This snack recipe is sure to be a hit among all the garlic lovers as it has a good portions of garlic in it which adds to the strong aroma of the dish. Pair these delicious potato smileys with some sweet chilli sauce and you're done for the day.

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Tips & variations

  • Firstly, add more breadcrumbs if the dough is sticky with more moisture.
  • Also add more corn flour to make crispy potato smiley.
  • Additionally, add pepper to make more flavourful and spicy,
  • Finally, potato smiles or potato smiley taste great when served hot.

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