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A retro classic with a fancy new dip!

Smiley Potato Faces

prep time45Min


cooking time5Min


serving time2


  • 5 maris piper potatoes,

  • Roasted in the oven in skins until soft:

  • 100 grams plain flour

  • 2 tablespoons corn flour (to thinken sauce if needed)

  • 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 300 grams vine ripened tomatoes

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 1 red onion

  • 1 teaspoon umami paste

  • 2 litres vegetable oil


  1. Make the ketchup by placing the tomatoes and onion on a baking tray. Season, drizzle with oil and place into an oven at 210C for 25-30 minutes until heavily roasted.

  2. Transfer to a blender or hand blender safe container, add in the umami paste and blend. If it's a little thin, add some corn flour dissolved in water to thicken.

  3. Place the cooled cooked potato through a ricer and add enough flour, egg yolk, salt & pepper, and breadcrumbs so that it forms a dough-like consistency.

  4. Turn out onto floured parchment paper.

  5. Place another piece on top and roll out until it's about a centimeter thick.

  6. Use a cutter to cut out circles and a straw to remove the eyes. Cut a smile using a spoon and then transfer these into the oil heated to 180C until golden and crisp.

  7. Serve with the ketchup you just made and tuck in.

Smiley Potato Faces




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