Not only potatoes can smile, fishes can also smile ;)
Yeah ! These smileys are prepared using Basa Fish fillets along with a boiled and mashed potato. The quantity of chilli powder used in this recipe is very less as this is kids friendly one but to make it spicy, include extra 1/2 tsp of chilli powder. The technique of eyes and smile is adapted from one of my co - blogger's webpage ( yummy tummy ). This is a perfect evening or party snack for kids and can be served with tomato sauce.
1 Big Potato ( which is used for French fries )
1 Basa Fish Fillet, chopped
1/2 Tsp Chilli powder
Less then 1/4 Tsp Oregano, dried herb
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Boil potato in a microwave for 10 minutes or pressure cook it for 3 - 4 whistles.
Once done, Peel the skin and grate the boiled potato.
Grind the chopped basa fish to a fine paste and add it to the grated potato.
Add chilli powder followed by oregano and required amount of salt. Mix well.
Add corn flour to the fish - potato mixture and mix well.
Cover it with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins to 1 hour.
Remove from the refrigerator and divide the mixture into equal sized small balls.
Take one ball and flatten gently using palm. ( Apply oil on palm, if the mixture is little sticky ).
Use straw to make two holes ( eyes ) and spoon to shape up a smiley lips.
Repeat the process for the remaining balls and freeze it for 15 - 30 minutes.
Heat sufficient amount of oil for frying and deep fry them in batches till it turns crispy in a medium flame.
Drain the excess oil using kitchen towel and serve hot.
Serving Options :
Serve wit Tomato sauce.