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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

Method

  • 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

Air-Fried Salt and Pepper Chicken Skin

Krak Krak ! Oh so crispy

I am a big fan of crispy chicken skin. It is incredibly addictive. There is something about that salty, savoury taste that pairs so well to its crunchy texture. To me, it is more than just a comfort food – it was a memorable part of my childhood. I recall fond memories of separating the chicken skin from my fried chicken, saving it last so that I could enjoy it on its own and truly savour its flavour. My mom would also further indulge me by giving me her own chicken skin for me to enjoy, knowing that such a simple act would bring me so much joy. Those were the days. 🙂

Now that I can easily buy a pack of plain chicken skin from our online grocery, I am glad that I will now be able to make my favourite snack and relive those beloved childhood memories. A recent study showed that chicken skin contains a good amount of unsaturated fat which is good for the heart. So now I can munch on this snack without feeling too guilty , hooray! :). Kidding aside, it is naturally better to eat it, as with all things, in moderation. After all, research findings may change again in the future.

Ingredients

  • 500g chicken skin
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method

  • Preheat air-fryer at 200 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes
  • Wash and pat dry the chicken skin with paper towel
  • Cut the chicken skin into chunks, about 2×3″ or the width of your 2 fingers side by side. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the skin
  • Lay the pieces of chicken skin on the air fryer’s wire basket and take care not to overlap the pieces. Air-fry for 10 minutes, flipping the pieces every 5 minutes. Note that you might need to add an extra minute or 2 of air-frying as needed, because some pieces might be thicker than others. Use your own judgement.
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