Mojo Potatoes

Mojo potatoes are wonderfully battered and deep-fried potatoes. You can make these easy crispy sliced potatoes at home.

Battered deep fried mojo potatoes served with sour cream and chives.

Mojo potatoes are battered potato slices that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. These are so easy to prepare, and you can whip up a batch of these for your game day, or these can be served as a side dish. These crispy fried potatoes were made popular by Shakey’s Pizza. Sadly, most of us can’t get to a Shakey’s pizza, but we can make these famous fried potatoes at home.

What’s the difference between Mojo potatoes and a JoJo Potatoes?

The real difference between these two well-loved potatoes, how the potato is cut. Both are prepared in the same basic way. The potatoes are cut, battered, and then deep fried.

Mojo potatoes were popularized by Shakey’s Pizza. They basically thick sliced potatoes that are cut like scalloped potatoes. These crispy fried potatoes are battered and then fried to where the outsides are nice and crispy.

JoJo potatoes are potatoes that are quartered and sometimes cut into eights depending upon how big the potatoes are. In the South, you will often find these sold in places where you can purchase fried chicken.

What type of potatoes should you use?

I find that russet potatoes work very well. They are starchy and they hold the batter well. When cooked the inside almost becomes fluffy. I do not recommend using red potatoes, they are a little too waxy to come out well.

What can you dip these into?

I would recommend dipping these in sour cream, Red Robin Campfire Sauce, or even Raising Cane’s Dipping Sauce.

Different ways to season

You don’t need to follow my exact recipe. You may want to simply season with salt and pepper, but you could try barbecue seasoning, steak seasoning, or even Cajun spice mix. You are bound to find a new way to season these potatoes.

I hope you give these Mojo potatoes a try soon!

a plate of mojo potatoes and dipping sauce

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Battered deep fried mojo potatoes served with sour cream and chives.

Mojo Potatoes

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mojo Potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 181kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 potatoes unpeeled but scrubbed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • vegetable oil for frying

Ranch dress or sour cream

    Instructions

    • Preheat oil to 375 degrees.
    • Mix flour and spices in a shallow dish.
      A bowl of flour with salt, celery salt, ground black pepper, and garlic salt.
    • Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch thick wedges. Dip potato slices into the beaten egg, then into the flour mixture.
      3 slices of potatoes in egg wash.
    • Deep fry in hot oil (about 375 degrees) until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with dressing or sour cream.

    Recipe Tips for the Cook

    • Do not let your grease get too hot, the potatoes will burn.
    • Be sure to shake off excess flour from the battered potatoes, too much flour may make the potatoes burn.
    • Cook the potatoes right away, if you do not, the potatoes may brown, and look unappealing.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 894mg | Potassium: 896mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 24.3mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 7.6mg
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    1. Kelly J.

      My mom was asking me about Mojos the other day and how they were made. I used to work at Shakey’s when I was in high school so I went looking for a copycat recipe. I don’t remember the flour mix ingredients, but I do know we didn’t give them an egg wash. The potatoes were sliced and kept in a large tub of water in the cooler next to the fryer. We would scoop them out, shake off the water and dust them in the flour mixture. I haven’t tried this recipe yet so I can’t tell you how close it is (plus I’m gluten free now).

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