Although not a super huge fan of Shakey’s, I make sure I visit a handful of their restaurants whenever I fly to the Philippines for a vacation. Neither their pizza nor pasta meals enchant me to drop by Shakey’s once in a while. It’s their Mojo Potato side order that does its magic on me.
Since there’s no Shakey’s here in Sweden and flying to the Philippines just to purchase bowls of Mojo Potatoes only resides in dreamland, I have one day decided to recreate Shakey’s Mojo Potatoes. First try was already a success! Lucky, huh?
The idea behind Mojo Potatoes is simple. It’s breaded/floured potato slices deep fried and served with your favorite dip. So that was what I did! I took some potatoes – washed, peeled then sliced them. I wanted thicker slices [but you can have it as thin as you want them to be] for fuller potato bites.
I dipped the potatoes in a milk-flour mixture [I used this instead of beaten eggs] which I prepared earlier then rolled them into a bowl of bread crumbs [with ground white pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, thyme, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder] then into the deep fryer! The potatoes were deep fried for 3-5 minutes then done.
Note: If you do not like bread crumbs, use regular flour or corn starch instead of the crumbs.
To skip experimenting and adjusting the spices, just get yourself a chicken bread mix which you can grab from your favorite supermarket… the easiest and quickest way to do this. Use the bread mix instead of flour or bread crumbs.
Why do I prefer bread crumbs for homemade Mojo Potatoes? Because I like the extra crunch I get with every bite.
My favorite dips are cheese sauce, taco-sour cream sauce and kebab sauce… all homemade of course. Definitely worth the effort!
How about you? Do you love Shakey’s Mojo Potatoes? Is Shakey’s available where you are residing right now? If your area does not have a Shakey’s restaurant and you’re craving for Mojos, do you attempt to make your own at home?