allergy friendly homemade smilies

Allergy Friendly Homemade Smilies

Allergy Friendly Homemade Smilies are gluten and dairy free. Serve as a side with your favorite dips and main meals. These are so easy to make your kids can help too. The main part is similar to making mashed potatoes but you just don’t leave them like that you make them into a patty put a smile on them and fry them. 🙂

How to make the recipe allergy friendly

This recipe calls for flour and milk, so I used

  • Gluten Free all purpose flour – so that the potatoes can hold shape.
  • Dairy Free Milk – to mash the potatoes.

You can also add dairy free butter instead of the oil, if you like.

Crispy Allergy Friendly Homemade Smilies

  • To make the smilies crispy use corn or rice starch instead of the flour.
  • Another way is to coat with gluten free bread crumbs before frying.

What seasoning to use

I have only used salt and pepper but garlic powder, a little bit of red chili powder can also be used to give the smilies a little more flavour. You can also use your favourite herbs.

Shaping the allergy friendly homemade smilies

It is very easy to shape the fries. You will need a small straw and a tablespoon. First, you need to mash the potatoes and season them, then take a tablespoon of the mash, and shape it into a patty. Make sure the patty is 1/2 cm thick with thick edges or it will break.

Then with the help of the straw make the eyes, making sure you leave some space from the edges or again it may break. Then with the tablespoon put in the smile.

Cooking the allergy friendly smilies

I like my fries deep fried, any other way just does not give the same flavour but these smilies can be baked or air fried.

Serving Suggestion

Serve as a side with Allergyfriendly Chicken Zinger Burger.

Allergy Friendly Homemade Smilies

Course: Recipes, SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Homemade Allergy Friendly Smilies are gluten and dairy free. A very easy recipe, serve as a side with your favorite dips and main meals.


  • 2 Potatoes

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

  • 1/4 cup Gluten Free Flour

  • 1/4 cup Dairy Free Milk

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

  • Utensils you will need
  • spoon

  • small hole straw


  • Boil the potatoes, until done. Cool and peel.
  • Add salt, pepper, oil and flour. then mash and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • Make into small patties – 1/2 cm thick. Then pierce two holes with the straw to make eyes.making eyes with straw
  • With the help of the spoon make the mouth. Make sure the spoon is facing the eyes, otherwise you will have a mad emoji instead of a smiley.making mouth with the spoonshaped dairy free smilies
  • Now fry till golden brown and enjoy with your favourite dip!frying homemade smiliesfried-homemade smilies

Recipe Video

Cook’s Notes

  • Make sure the patty is 1/2 cm thick with thick edges or it will break.
  • leave some space around the edges when making the eyes and mouth or again it may break.
  • Use cornstarch,rice starch or gluten free bread crumbs to make the smilies crispier.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 8g 13%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
    • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 7g 15%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    1. These are so darn cute! Never even thought about making smile fries from scratch at home so I love the tips in this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    2. These little similes look like such fun and so easy to make. Going to prepare them for my son as i have all the ingredients in!

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