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Smiley Face Fries Copycat Recipe

Smiley Face Fries Recipe

Have you ever wished your regular fries could bring a smile to your face? Well, look no further! In this blog post, I’ll be sharing with you an exciting and creative recipe for Smiley Face Fries. 
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10
Calories: 247kcal


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  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Optional: Ketchup mustard, and ranch dressing for dipping


Step1: Mix The Ingredients:

  • In a big bowl, mix together mashed potatoes, flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper, onion powder, dry bread crumbs, and garlic powder. Stir until it becomes a smooth mixture.

Step 2: Roll Out The Mixture:

  • Sprinkle a little flour on a clean surface.
  • Take the potato mixture and roll it out with a rolling pin until it’s about 1/4-inch thick.

Step 3: Cut Out The Shapes:

  • Use a round cookie cutter (about 2 inches in diameter) to cut out circles from the rolled-out mixture.
  • If you have any leftover scraps, you can re-roll them and cut out more circles.

Step 4: Create The Faces:

  • Use a drinking straw to make two small circles for eyes on each round.
  • Use a spoon to shape a smile or mouth on each round.

Step 5: Heat The Oil:

  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, pour enough canola oil so it’s about 1/2 inch deep.
  • Heat the oil to 350°F (175°C).

Step 6: Fry The Faces:

  • Carefully place a few rounds into the hot oil at a time.
  • Fry them until both sides are golden brown, which should take about 1-2 minutes for each side.

Step 7: Drain And Season:

  • Take the fried Smiley Face Fries out of the oil and let them drain on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle them with a bit more salt to taste.

Step 8: Serve And Enjoy:

  • Serve your Smiley Face Fries while they’re warm.
  • You can dip them in ketchup, mustard, ranch dressing, or your favorite sauce!


  • – For an extra crispy texture, refrigerate the shaped smiley face fries for at least 30 minutes before frying.
  • – Make sure the oil is hot enough (around 350°F) before adding the fries to ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.
  • – Experiment with different seasonings like paprika or chili powder to add a kick of flavor to your smiley face fries.
  • – If you’re short on time, you can use frozen mashed potatoes but make sure they have minimal additives for the best taste.
  • – Serve your smiley face fries immediately after frying for the ultimate crispy experience.
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