Monthly Archives: July 2022

Mojos (Fried Seasoned Potatoes)

Crispy on the outside but soft inside, these potatoes are great snacks or appetisers. They are quite addictive and was made famous by Shakeys Pizza. It is a pizza chain originated from the US and has market presence in Philippines and lately just opened their first branch in Singapore at Lucky Plaza last March 2022. So it just reminded me that I should try making this. So here is my copycat version. I can’t exactly remember how their dip taste like so I made my own version too.

Ingredients (Potatoes)

  • 500-600g potatoes (I used russet) Wash, scrub well and pat dry. Sliced into 1/2 cm thick with skin on
  • 1 egg white (I used large egg)
  • 1/4 cup milk

Ingredients (Spice and herb mix)

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch of cayenne

Ingredients (Dip)

  • 100g mayo
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • dash of pepper
  • dash of salt
  • dash of smoked paprika

Note Mix everything well to combine


  • Add the egg white and milk together. Mix well to combine. Set aside
  • Mix well all the spices together.
  • Dip the potato into the wet mixture , then coat it with spice mixture. shake off the excess starch spice mixture. Set aside. Do the same for the rest of the potatoes. Leave it for about 10 minutes
  • Heat oil until it reaches about 160 degree celsius. Or you can test if the oil is hot enough by dipping your wooden chopstick in. Bubbles surrounding the chopstick signifies that the oil is hot enough
  • Deep fry the potato slices without overcrowding. Fry until both sides are golden brown. If it is browning too fast, lower down the heat. Set aside on a cooling tray, where all the excess oil will drip off. Do the same for the rest of the potatoes. It took me about 2 minutes per batch.
  • Turn up the heat of the oil. Fry again the potatoes for about 30 seconds. Set aside on the cooling tray. Do the same for the rest of the potatoes.
  • Serve with dip of your choice