Mojo potatoes are wonderfully battered and deep-fried potatoes. You can make these easy crispy sliced potatoes at home.
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?
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 seasoning mix. You are bound to find a new way to season these potatoes.
I hope you give these Mojo potatoes a try soon!
- 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
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.