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  • Medium size Potatoes 3
  • Corn flour 5- 6 tablespoons
  • Salt 3/4 teaspoon
  • Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil 2 cups for deep frying


  • Boil potatoes and keep aside. Let them cool completely. Finely grate them or mash like how you would do for mashed potatoes
  • This mixture will be very sticky, add salt, black pepper powder and just half of the corn flour and make a stiff dough. Add more corn flour until the dough looks firm
  • Cover and refrigerate for atleast an hour. By now the potato dough would have turn stiff.Dust corn flour on a board and roll out the dough flat for about 1/4 inch thickness
  • Using a cookie cutter cut them out into small circular discs. Using big hole straw punch the discs as shown for the eyes. Then using a spoon press to shape the mouth
  • Heat oil and deep fry the smileys... they just dance around in the hot oil, bubbles of oil oozing out from their eyes and mouth will look as if they are talking to you. Once they turn golden brown on both sides, remove and drain excess oil by placing them on a paper towel. Serve hot with ketchup!
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  1. This recipe will yield about 15 smileys, make them ahead of time, dust with corn flour and refrigerate
  2. Make it in the morning and refrigerate and fry when the kids long for an evening snack
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