Crispy Mojo Potatoes Recipe: A Snack Lover's Delight

Crispy Mojo Potatoes Recipe: A Snack Lover's Delight

Dive into the delightful world of Mojo Potatoes, a snack that's hard to resist. First popularized by Shakey's Pizza, these crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside treats are perfect for any occasion. Join me as I guide you through making these famous potatoes right at home, complete with a homemade dip that complements their flavors perfectly.

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For the Potatoes:

  • 500-600 grams of baking potatoes, scrubbed and dried
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk

Seasoning Mix:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 3/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

For the Dip:

  • 1.5 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt, pepper, and spicy paprika to taste

A platter of golden Mojo Potatoes, freshly fried and served with a creamy homemade dip, ready to be enjoyed in a casual home setting


1. Prepare the Potatoes:

  • Slice the potatoes into 1/2-inch thick pieces.
  • Whisk together the egg and milk in a bowl.

2. Create the Coating:

  • In another bowl, thoroughly mix all the seasoning ingredients.

3. Coat the Potatoes:

  • Dip each potato slice first in the wet mixture, then dredge in the seasoning mix. Shake off excess and set aside for about ten minutes.

4. Frying the Potatoes:

  • Heat oil to 160°C. Test the oil's readiness with a wooden chopstick; it's ready when bubbles form around the stick.
  • Fry the potatoes in batches, ensuring they don't crowd the pan, until golden brown, about 2 minutes per batch.
  • Drain on a cooling rack.

5. Double Fry for Extra Crunch:

  • Increase the oil temperature slightly.
  • Re-fry each batch for an additional 30 seconds to enhance their crunchiness.
  • Drain and cool on the rack.

6. Prepare the Dip:

  • Mix mayonnaise, garlic powder, lemon juice, and season with salt, pepper, and spicy paprika to taste.

7. Serve:

  • Serve the hot Mojo Potatoes with the freshly made dip.

These Mojo Potatoes are a fantastic way to enjoy a casual snack or enhance your party menu. Easy to prepare and irresistibly tasty, they bring the essence of Shakey's right into your kitchen. Perfect for sharing - though you might want to keep them all to yourself!

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