This recipe is inspired from Mccain smiles. I have never tasted them, but i have seen them in TV commercials. I used to think how would they have done this. But never imagined trying it at home. i even thought you need expensive machines to make this. I am sure the mccain factory would have that.
But making this at home is never that hard at all and you dont need expensive machines too, you just need a straw and a spoon. I hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 to 2 min per batch + 25 mins to cooking potatoes
Makes : 10 to 12 smileys
Potato - 1 large boiled
Cheese - 2 tblspn grated (I used parmesan, you can use any)
Salt to taste
Chilli powder / Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Oregano - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Cornflour / Cornstarch - 2 to 3 tblspn or more as needed
Oil for Deep frying
Take boiled potatoes and grate them. Now take them in a bowl along with all the other ingredients except cornflour and oil.
Mix this really well.
Now add in cornflour and mix well. Shape it into dough.
Put this dough in fridge and let it rest and chill for 1 hour.
Now divide the dough into equal portions. Shape each portion into a smooth ball.
Take a ball, flatten it out. Now use a straw to make two eyes and a spoon to make smile.
Heat oil for deep frying. Drop the smiles in hot oil and fry till it is crispy.
Drain in paper towel.
Serve with ketchup.
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