Potato Mojo

Potato Mojo

Mojo potatoes are seasoned potato rounds that are deep fried and served as an accompaniment of a fried chicken, a dish that is popularized by Shakey’s Pizza.  I remember before when my wife and I were dining in at Shakey’s this will always be ordered alongside with our chicken and pizza.  One of the fast food dishes that we miss and crave, too bad we don’t have Shakey’s here in New Zealand so to cure that craving we have to make it on our own and here is how we did it.


3 large Russet potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed and rinsed
2 cups of flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp dried thyme
1 cup half and half (1 part cream and 1 part milk)
freshly ground black pepper




1. Prepare your potatoes by piercing the surface with fork then place it in a roasting rack and bake for 1 hour for 220C.
2. Remove the potatoes from oven and let it cool for at least 15 minutes.   Once cool slice the potatoes into 1/3 inch thick rounds then set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl combine together flour, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chilli powder, paprika and dried thyme.  Season it with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
4. In a separate mixing bowl pour the half and half.
5. Dip each potato round in the half and half and then dredge it the flour mixture.
6. Deep fry each potato rounds for 2 minutes until golden brown in colour.  Once cooked place in a paper towel lined plate then serve with catsup and mayonnaise.

Tip: You can cook this with the oil used for deep frying fried chicken for more flavourful result.

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28 thoughts on “Potato Mojo

  1. I have only been to Shakey’s once, and it was pretty good, but I do remember their potatoes.

    Plus, I’m always on the look out for a new way to make potatoes an interesting side dish. :)

  2. Looks delicious! I would never have guessed that there was half and half in the recipe. Here in Southern Oregon, they serve similar potatoes at pizza restaurants but they put Ranch Dressing on the side for dipping instead of ketchup.

  3. It’s been YEARS since I thought of Shakey’s Pizza! There use to be one here back in the 80′s, but it’s long gone. Loved going there and I do remember these potatoes!!! How wonderful that you brought them back and made a recipe for them! These looks perfect!

  4. I love this!!!! :) Super favorite namin ng asawa ko sa Shakeys to :) Thanks foryour wonderful recipes, we loved your Southern Style Fried Chicken and I will try this one out too! I’d try to document that and post it on my blog and share it with you! :D

  5. Reblogged this on Butter Love Affair and commented:
    This is one of our favorite food from Shakey’s Pizza in the Philippines. It is absolutely a must-order for me and my husband whenever we are there! I’ll try to make this soon and show you the step by step photos. Thanks to Ang Sarap’s Raymund for this recipe!!

  6. Oh my goodness, there are still Shakey’s Pizza places? They disappeared from here ages and ages ago. These potatoes, though, like everything you make, look absolutely delicious!

  7. I haven’t been to a Shakey’s in years! Brought back some memories! And I’m not sure how I missed these fries there, but I think I’d prefer your version. They look fantastic!

  8. Yes, I do remember potato mojo from Shakey’s Pizza. Do they still have mojo’s on their menu? It’s been a while since I ate there. Your mojos look very nice and crisp on the outside and I am sure they taste wonderful. :)

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