Smiley face people recipe

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2 min


10 min

These mini croquettes are perfect kids food- they’ll enjoy making them as much as eating them!


  • 6potato smiles
  • 6 potato croquettes
  • 8 chipolata sausages
  • A little vegetable oil for frying
  • Decoration
  • 1 large carrot
  • Gem lettuce
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • 2 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 slices of courgette
  • Slice of spring onion
  • 1tbsp cooked frozen peas


  • Cook the potato smiles and croquettes according to the packet instructions and fry the chipolata sausages.

  • Arrange the potato smiles and croquettes in groups of three to make mummy, daddy and baby. Add halved chipolata sausages to form arms and legs.

  • Arrange thin strips of carrot for hair (use a zester to make the strips).

  • Make an apron for mum using gem lettuce and a strip of carrot, wrap a triangle of cheese around the croquette for the baby’s nappy, and give the baby a small circle of carrot and a thin slice of spring onion for a dummy.

  • Make a cap for dad using a cherry tomato and slice of courgette and give him a carrot bow-tie and peas for buttons

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