Mojo Potatoes Recipe

These potatoes are a delicious snack or side dish that’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Popularized by Shakey’s Pizza, this addictive treat has become more popular in the Philippines and the United States, and has become a landmark in Singapore as of March 2022. Inspired by this, I prepared a version of this delicacy complete with a special sauce that preserves its original taste.

Potatoes: 500-600 grams (I used russet potatoes)
Egg: 1 large, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Milk: 1/4 cup
Dry mix:
All-purpose flour: 1/2 cup
Cornstarch: 1/2 cup
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Pepper: 1/4 teaspoon
Garlic powder: 3/4 teaspoon
Onion powder: 1 and 3/ 4 teaspoon
Oregano: 1/4 teaspoon
Thyme: 1/2 teaspoon
Black pepper: 1/4 teaspoon
Hot pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
Dip Ingredients:
Mayonnaise: 1/2 cup
Garlic powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Lemon juice: Half a lemon juice
Salt, black pepper, smoked paprika: A pinch of each

Preparation: Wash and peel the potatoes thoroughly. Dry the bread and cut the eggs into 2/2 pieces.
Wet mixture: Combine egg whites and milk, mix well. Put aside.
Dry mix: Mix all dry ingredients and spices in a separate bowl.
Above: Place each potato piece in the wet mixture and cover with the spice mixture. Remove excess starch. Set aside and repeat with remaining potatoes. Allow them to rest for about ten minutes.
Frying: Heat oil to 160°C (320°F). Dip a chopstick into the oil to check if it is hot enough; Bubbles should form around them when ready. Fry the potatoes into pieces, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry until golden brown, 2 minutes per batch. Drain off excess oil to cool.
Second frying: Increase the oil temperature slightly. Fry the potatoes for another 30 seconds so they become crispy.
To serve: Set aside a bowl of MOJO POTATOES with the prepared sauce. Enjoy a homemade version of this addictive dish!
I hope you have fun making and eating this delicious POTATO MOJO!


  1. This recipe for Mojo potatoes doesn’t make sense. Egg whites aren’t mentioned in the list of ingredients, but says to add them when preparing. Only 1, I’m guessing, hard boiled egg. Also, “dry out bread?” What is that?

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