Shakey’s Mojo Potatoes

Crispy and tasty potato mojos inspired by Shakey’s! Thinly sliced potatoes coated with a zesty breading mix and deep-fried until golden brown!

Shakey's Style Mojo Potatoes

Shakey’s Style Mojo Potatoes

Can’t get enough of Shakey’s Mojo Potatoes? No worries, our homemade version and easy-to-follow recipe is here to save the day and your cravings! Using a ready-to-use breading mix, we’ve given Shakey’s legendary recipe an effortless twist. No need to stress over complicated steps – just slice those potatoes, coat ’em up, and fry until golden. Just a few minutes and you can have a plate of yummy, crispy and golden Potato Mojos you can enjoy in the comfort of your home! So, let’s get cooking and munching!


Ingredient Notes

  • Potatoes: Choose three large potatoes for this recipe, preferably Russet or Yukon Gold varieties. These potatoes have a higher starch content, which gives the mojos their signature fluffy interior and crispy exterior. Make sure to wash and clean the potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt before slicing them into thin rounds.
  • Eggs: Make sure to beat the eggs until they’re well combined and frothy for the best results. This will help the breading mixture stick to the potato slices better.
  • Evaporated milk is the secret ingredient that helps make the Potato Mojos have a rich and creamy texture. It makes the potatoes taste better by giving them a smooth and delicious covering.
  • Fried chicken breading mix like Ferna brand: This gives your Potato Mojos a crispy and tasty coating similar to Shakey’s. This pre-made mix helps you save time and energy, making the whole process easier while still keeping the original flavor.
  • Paprika: A little bit of paprika gives the mojos a tasty and slightly smoky taste. It adds to the breading mix and makes the dish taste even better.
  • Cooking oil for deep frying
Potato Mojos Ingredients

Shakey’s Style Mojo Potatoes Ingredients

Cooking Tips

Double coat for extra flavor: Using a double coating of breading on the potatoes makes them extra flavorful. It gives them an extra crunchy texture and makes them taste even better.

How to Store?

Wondering about the proper way to store potato mojos? If you can resist the temptation to eat them all at once, that is (hehe!). Just put any extra mojos in a closed container and keep them in the fridge. To warm them up again, put them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for a short time or re-fry until they become crispy again.

shakey's mojo potatoes


What to Serve With Mojo Potatoes?

If you want to have a complete meal with potato mojos, here are some ideas to make them taste even better:

  • Classic Cheeseburger: Burgers and potatoes like fries, and in this case, potato mojos, are always a hit!  The different textures and tastes will make you want more.
  • Chicken Wings. The combination of the mojos’ crispy coating and the mouthwatering flavor of the wings creates an incredibly tasty duo.
  • Garden Salad: The crunchy greens and the slightly sour dressing create a nice contrast when eaten together.

Shakey’s Mojo Potatoes

Course: Sides, SnacksDifficulty: Easy


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Tasty potato mojos that are crispy and delicious, like the ones from Shakey’s. Thinly cut potatoes covered in a tangy seasoning and fried until golden and perfect.


  • 3 large potatoes, washed and cleaned thoroughly

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 1 1/2 cups of fried chicken breading mix (Best to use Ferna brand)

  • 1 tbsp paprika

  • Cooking oil for deep frying


  • Cut the potatoes into thin slices. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix 2 beaten eggs and 1 cup of evaporated milk.
  • Soak the sliced potatoes in the egg-milk mixture, ensuring they are well coated.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the paprika and breading mix.
  • Dredge the soaked potatoes in the breading mix, making sure they are evenly coated.
  • For extra flavor, double coat the potatoes by repeating step 4 and step 5.
  • In a deep frying pan, heat cooking oil over low to medium heat.
  • Fry the potatoes until they turn golden brown and crispy. Avoid overcrowding the pan to ensure even cooking.
  • Once fried, transfer the mojos to a paper towel-lined plate to remove any excess oil.
  • Serve these with gravy or your favorite dip. Enjoy!

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  • By slicing the potatoes thinly, they will cook evenly and become wonderfully crispy.

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