It’s impossible not to get overwhelmed with joy when looking at these lil guys’ happy faces. They’re just so darn cute. With a few ingredients you can make them for yourself too. They’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. These smiley fries are so delicious and sure to brighten your day.

Smiley Fries

  • Prep Time:1 hour
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour 30 minutes
  • Servings:3-4
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 48-oz bottle vegetable oil
Photo by Arden Sarner
Photo by Arden Sarner

Step 1

Peel the potatoes.

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Gif by Arden Sarner

Step 2

Cut them into cubes.

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Gif by Arden Sarner

Step 3

Put the potatoes in a pot and fill 3/4 with water. Boil for 15 minutes or until potatoes are soft.

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Gif by Arden Sarner

Step 4

Mash the potato cubes with the cornstarch, flour, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.

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Gif by Arden Sarner

Step 5

Add an egg and mix together. The dough will be very moist, but you can add more flour or breadcrumbs to dry it out.

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Gif by Arden Sarner

Step 6

Put a sheet of parchment or plastic wrap on the counter and liberally sprinkle it with flour. Put the dough on the parchment, sprinkle it with more flour, and place another sheet of parchment or plastic wrap on top.

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Step 7

Roll the dough between the parchment to about 1/4 inch thick. Carefully peel off the parchment on top.

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Step 8

Cut out circles of dough.

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Step 9

Use a straw to make the eyes and a spoon to make the mouth.

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Step 10

Fry the circles in a pan filled with 2 inches of oil at 350°F for about 15-17 minutes or until crispy. Flip them once in the middle.

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Step 11

Place them on paper towels to drain.

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