Potato smiles are loved by children: a real satisfaction for mothers who will always be sure to serve to their children something good, genuine and made with natural ingredients.
The recipe is very simple and also fast enough but the result is really beautiful. That is one of those recipes to impress the little ones who will be really happy.
So let’s see together how to prepare them and some useful tips for a really perfect result.
- 600 g of potatoes
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons 00 flour
- 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- salt, to taste
Clean the potatoes carefully and boil them in plenty of hot salted water for about 40 minutes or cook them in the microwave for about 8-10 minutes to reduce drastically the cooking time with an excellent result, as well.
Choose potatoes more or less of the same size so that all potatoes are cooked at the same time. Once ready, crush the potatoes with a special tool to obtain a perfect puree. Add an egg, flour and breadcrumbs. Adjust with salt in the desired quantities and knead.
The amount of flour or breadcrumbs can vary depending on the type of potatoes used, whether more or less compact.
Roll out gently the dough on the floured work surface to give it the desired thickness.
Make discs with a dough cup. To form the potato faces, use a straw and a spoon. Form the eyes with the straw. With the spoon, make a slight rotation on the sides to form the mouth.
Try to separate well the dough otherwise the mouth would close during cooking.
Put in the freezer for an hour or so, to keep a compact shape to your faces and to uniform the cooking.
Heat plenty of oil in a pan and fry for a few minutes on each side. Once browned, lay them on a plate with some fry paper so that they lose all the excess oil. Serve with ketchup or a sauce of your choice.
Eat the potato smiles within a few hours of their preparation, even better if they are hot. Once frozen, store them for several weeks in an airtight container and cook at any time.