Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe

Good day dear readers!  I'm sharing with you today a simple fast food recipe that you could easily do at home.  Shakey's is not only famous for their pizza but also for mojos.  I cannot go to Shakey's without ordering mojos.  It love it so much.  In fact, I think they're the best thing Shakey's has, even better than their pizza :)  So, because it's rainy and I have been craving for mojos, I decided to make me some.  This recipe was an experiment but it turned out really, really good.Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe



For this recipe, we will need the following ingredients:
1.  Potatoes
2.  All-purpose flour
3.  Cooking oil
4.  Store-bought breading mix
5.  Chili and paprika
Oh, we'll need some water too!
Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe
Let's start!  First, get your taters then wash them thoroughly to get rid of dirt on the skin.  I left the skin on for this recipe so I had to make sure that it is really clean.  I scrubbed it thoroughly with a clean/unused Scotch Brite.  Next, slice the potatoes crosswise about 1/4 of an inch thick.  Wash it again to remove extra starch then let it air dry.
Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe
Next, in a clean bowl, place 1/4 cup water then add some of the breading mix and the spices.  I used chili and paprika.  You can also add cracked black pepper if you like.  Just mix until there are no lumps and set aside.
Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe
Next, place you sliced potatoes on a microwave-safe container then put it in the microwave.  Zap it in high for 2-5 minutes depending on how many potatoes you are using.  Since I am using just three medium-sized potatoes, I timed it for 5 minutes at high.  It should take probably 1.5 minutes for each potato.  The potatoes should not be soggy but still a bit firm/half cooked when they come out of the microwave.  This is how mine looked like after placing it on the microwave.  Because the breading browns easily, , microwaving the potatoes ensures that each slice is thoroughly cooked when we fry it.
Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe
Let the potatoes cool down a bit.  While you're waiting for them to cool, get three plates.  One plate you will place the all-purpose flour, the second one you will place our store-bought breading mix, and the third and larger one you will place our breaded potatoes.  First, get a slice, the very thinly coat it with all purpose flour.  Make sure that you tap off any excess flour.  This would make our "batter" stick to our potatoes better.
Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe
Next, get our water + breading + spices mixture.  Dip the potatoes in this mixture.  If you like you can use eggs if you want your mojos extra crunchy.
Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe
Lastly, dump the potato in our store-bought breading mix.  If you do not want to use store-bought mixes, you can make your own.  Just mix flour, onion powder, garlic powder, salt or powdered bullion cube, and black pepper.  I used the store-bought mix because it is much more convenient.  You can use any brand you want for this recipe.
Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe
Next, place it in a plate and let it rest.  You can store this in your fridge to fry later or just let it sit for a while.  This step makes our "batter" and breading mix stick better to the potatoes.  Make sure each potato slice is completely covered and there are no wet spots.
Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe
Now all you've to do is fry these basis.  Heat oil in a sauce pan, about 1 inch deep.  Check the oil if it hot by sprinkling a bit of flour.  If it sizzles, it's ready.  Place the potatoes in about 5 or 6 pieces a batch to not only cook the potatoes quickly but evenly giving each potato enough space to move around the pan.  Fry until golden brown.  Make sure to drain off excess oil.
Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe
Your mojos are ready to serve!  Dipped them in tomato ketchup and I'm in mojo heaven!  I love how this recipe turned out.  They are pretty close to the original mojos from Shakey's.  Best thing about cooking fast food at home, you get to have them in large quantities at a fraction of a cost plus you know exactly what you are getting because you know every ingredient you put into it :)
Shakey's Mojos Copy Cat Recipe
Thanks for reading :)
Hope you try today's recipe!
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24 comments:

  1. Just got back from a short trip to Manila and I regret not going to Shakeys for their mojos, chicken and spaghetti huhu. Thank you for sharing this though! :) I always enjoy your step by step guide, Angel!

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  2. Natakam ako!! Will make some nga din this week prolly. Kelangan kong mag de stress sa kitchen. Hihi.

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  4. look delicious !
    xo

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  5. Yumm these look so good! Gonna try today! =)
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  6. Wow! Great post. I love mojos from Shakeys. <3
    I will definitely try this at home. Thanks for sharing it.

    x, shekinahjoy.com

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  7. OMG, mojos! I love them too, possibly more than the pizzas at Shakey's. I always get them with Zesty Ceasar dip, but that can also be bought at the store for the complete mojos experience at home. ^_^

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  8. omg!!! omg!!!! i want this!! i miss the mojos from shakeys!! :D

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  9. BEST RECIPE ON EARTH! God knows how much I love mojos, and knowing that I can now do it at home makes me the happiest girl on earth.

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. oh goodness! I always go to shakey's just for the mojos!

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  11. How can you make things look so easy? Waah I'm envious! Very good post by the way :)

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  12. Thanks for this recipe! I'm going to try making these!

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  13. Yumm!! That looks so delicious and savoury, i can't wait to make it. =D Thanks alot for sharing!

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  14. These look like Shakey's mojos in the picture. Galing naman nyan sis! I took a mental note of the ingredients and the microwave technique, gagayahin ko yan soon, hehe. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  15. Wow Mojos recipe! I love Shakey's mojos too and thank so much sa recipe na shi-nare mo. Ita try ko siya. Saw your post sa Craft O Maniac blog party.

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  16. Looks like a winner, Angel. I'm a bit averse to using the microwave, so I was wondering if you have experience par-cooking the potatoes by boiling?

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  17. I tried it today. I love it! Thanks again!

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  19. Yummmmmmyyyyy! I forgot to buy ung chili at paprika so crispy fry lang ginamit ko. Hehehe. Pero sarap pa din especially when I dipped it in caesar dressing. Hehehe.
    (^^,)

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  20. Haven't had a Shakey's nearby since the early 80's. LOVE the mojos. And Space Invaders. Thanks to you, I can make some Space Invader shaped mojos and relive being a kid. Thanks! XO

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  21. In the 1/4 cup water, how much breading mix, paprika and chili did you put? I don't know how to approximate. Can you give me exact amount? Thanks!

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