Mojo Potatoes

Mojo potatoes are delicious, crispy potato wedges that are seasoned and often breaded, making them a popular appetizer or side dish. They are particularly famous in certain fast-food chains and are loved for their flavorful coating and tender interior.

Ingredients

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Potatoes:
  • Wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly.
  • Cut each potato into thick wedges. Aim for about 8 wedges per potato for a good size.
  • Place the potato wedges in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add a pinch of salt.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. The potatoes should be tender but not fully cooked. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
  1. Prepare the Breading Station:
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using).
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  1. Bread the Potatoes:
  • Dip each potato wedge into the egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip off.
  • Roll the potato wedge in the flour mixture, pressing lightly to adhere the coating.
  • Place the coated wedges on a baking sheet and let them sit for a few minutes to help the coating stick better.
  1. Fry the Potatoes:
  • In a large, deep skillet or a deep fryer, heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
  • Fry the potato wedges in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the skillet or fryer. Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 3-5 minutes per batch.
  • Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the mojo potatoes hot, with your favorite dipping sauces. Ranch dressing, spicy ketchup, or garlic aioli are popular choices.

Enjoy your homemade mojo potatoes!

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