Salad potato fries & mojos | The perfect snack

I will be honest here that I do not cook a lot. I can only bake or make foods that are easy to do and follow.. And that is the main reason for me which I think makes this a great thing to share. In my case, I generally like either sweet or salty foods really (how healthy right? Haha!). I usually crave those foods on rare moments especially when they are hard to have. Thinking of saving costs and preferring a specific taste when I eat them.. I had the urge to learn about how to make one. That is what life teaches you when you are in desperate moments (lol).

Salad Potato Fries & Salad Potato Mojos
Salad Potato Fries & Salad Potato Mojos

Here in the Philippines, french fries are commonly available almost everywhere. As in anywhere. Almost all fast food chains and even restaurants carry them here, plus all the food carts scattered at schools, malls and even on roadsides.. However, potato mojos are a rarity. There is one specific pizza chain here, though that carries it here and is quite known of having one of the best in the country. One time while being on a diet, I ordered mojos and a salad for a change. I thought of covering a piece of it with a salad leaf (just like what we do in samgyupsals) with a bit of its dressing and then dumping it in ketchup.. Man, it tastes sooo good! From then on, I never looked back on eating rice every time we dine there. I even ordered the same combination through their delivery service a few times after that even if it really costs a lot. But then I thought, "I think it is doable to create my own version of it since we are living near a great supermarket at home.." With that my mind plus the thought of saving more money if I do it that way, thus the history of this snack begun!

My personal goal in doing this was to eat some when I crave for them and of course, spend less since it is only a "want" and not a need.

Here is the video of the actual process of making your own salad potato fries and mojos:
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Ingredients: (Brand is optional, I will mention important factors when necessary)

- Oil (enough for deep frying)
- Egg(s)
- Potatoes
- Salad greens (lettuce)
- Breading mix / Breadcrumbs

Optional for the dip:

- Ketchup (tomato)
- Dressing (roasted sesame)

Kitchen utensils:

- 1 Cooking pot (where you can deep fry)
- 2 kitchen bowls (1 for the egg mixture and 1 for the breading mix)
- A mixer (a spoon or fork will do just for the egg)
- A cutting board
- A knife
- A kitchen tong
- A plate with kitchen tissues on top for the newly cooked pieces

Step by step process:

1. Start heating the cooking pot with the oil inside (again deep enough for deep frying)
2. Crack the egg and mix it in the kitchen bowl 1
3. Place a good amount of breading mixture in the kitchen bowl 2
4. Cut your potatoes in your desired shapes - fries and mojo shapes, don't forget to wash them first
(The cuts of the potato mojos in that pizza chain I am referring to were thick. I wanted it a bit thinner)
5. Dip the potato cuts in the egg mixture
6. Roll the potato cuts over the breading mixture
7. Toss them in the cooking bowl once the oil is hot enough

Optional: You can start preparing the dip by mixing your preferred taste on combining the ketchup and the dressing

And just after a few minutes, get the potato cuts using the kitchen tong inside the cooking pot if you see them float on the oil. It means they are already cooked. However, for me, I let them stay a little longer since I want them crispy! The color also helps us distinguish if they are ready. Yes, it is attaining the golden brown color but keep in mind that they are still being cooked (maybe up until a minute or two) after taking them out of the bowl - since the hot oil is still in them. So for me, taking them out a bit earlier than the desired outcome is recommended. Again, this is just for me - we have our own tastes ladies and gentlemen haha! 

8. Place them on the plate with the tissues and let them dry there until some of the oil is absorbed. You have the option to transfer them to another container or eat them there directly once they are crispy enough. They are delicious enough for me on this plain state.

DIY crispy fries and crispy mojos
DIY crispy fries and crispy mojos

The way I eat them: As mentioned above, get a piece of a fries or a mojo, wrap it in a lettuce leaf and drop it in the dip. It creates a balanced sensation of chewiness and crispiness with a delicious taste.

Salad greens and the dressing
Salad greens and the dressing

And just to add (even though I am unsure if this is true), I have known that eating a lot of potato fries and potato mojos are bad for the health especially it is cooked deep fried with all the oil there.. is countered by eating them with these greenies that absorb oil. And since these leaves go out fast from our body, oil does not stay long anymore.. So if there is any food tech, nutritionist or specialist that can help us clear this, feel free to comment down below. It has been my reason from the start on preferring this thinking that this is healthier than that of eating rice Haha!

And if anyone has tried this already, make sure to let me know what you think! It would be interesting to know how did you find it.



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Salad potato fries & mojos | The perfect snack Salad potato fries & mojos | The perfect snack Reviewed by Michael on May 03, 2019 Rating: 5

106 comments:

  1. Love this recipe..I can't wait to try it!

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  2. Wow....so easy to make, very easy-to-find and use ingredients and looking quite tasty! It is one I must try out, Mike!

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  3. Oh yes, you can never go wrong with this kind of snack! Thanks for sharing your mojos recipe! :)

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    1. No problem and yes! Unless you burn it haha!

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  4. Wow, this sounds like a delicious recipe. Can't wait to try it out!

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  5. I've never had that before but it looks very yummy. I will have to try it out.

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    1. You have too. Makes me want to make one again later haha!

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  6. These potatoes look so crispy and really delicious! Great idea to add them to a salad.

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  7. I loved learning about your cultural take on something simple like fried potatoes. These tiny nuances or incorporating salad, something I am unfamiliar with in my own local pairings, is what makes the simple things so wonderful.

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    1. On point MK! True. Hopefully to read more about your posts too!

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  8. What a great recipe sounds so good I will make next week

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  9. For someone who says they don't cook much, this looks really good. Looking forward to trying the Mojos!

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  10. This is such a good snack for having people over. We are starting a game night and this will be on the list of goodies to make.

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  11. This looks so good! I am imagining it on the weekend as a tasty food to share with friends!

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    1. Right?! Might gonna make some again soon hehe #addicted

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  12. The picture itself is all I need! I'm full just looking at it! Such tastiness.
    *Samantha- https://herjournal.blog

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  13. Oh wow it as been a long time since I have had mojos! I can't remember where I used to get them from, but they were pretty good. Need to make these!

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  14. These look delicious! I love a good crunchy fry!

    -madi | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

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  15. Looks delicious! It seams a very nice and rather simple way to make an ultimate party food and make all of your guests happy. Nice one!

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  16. This looks so delicious. Have to try it!!!

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  17. I love this recipe. We will be trying it tonight! Thank you.

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  18. MM I never eat sweet potatoes but this looks great!!

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  19. This looks very crispy and yummy. Sure it tastes good. Saving this recipe right away.

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    1. Great! It'll be more frequent when experienced haha!

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  20. Ooh. I can’t wait to make this! Cheesecake is one of my all-time favorite desserts, and I make every recipe I find. This one looks tasty!

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    1. Well that is an interesting combination...

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  21. This recipe looks absolutely delicious, I love french fries and I like how you've offered a healthier alternative by using sweet potatoes. I don't cook at all, but I will definitely share this with my mom. She loves to cook and she always likes to experiment with new recipes.

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    1. You are welcome! And that would be a great idea.

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  22. I love mojos. The pictures alone sealed the deal for me. This looks and sounds incredibly tasty.

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  23. These potato mojos look tasty and seem like a great snack too!

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  24. What an easy and quick recipe there to share and for the kids to snack on even

    Just Djebe

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  25. wow that looks yummy and the sizes and the way you fried i would have bet there are not potatoes.

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  26. Oh this looks really tasty and defintely something that we would enjoy as a family. You can't beat potatoes whatever the recipe, I am always sold!

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  27. OMGeeeee! This recipe sounds delicious! I'd love to give it a whirl sometime, and it seems pretty simple to follow (so even a crap cook like me wouldn't balls it up LOL) x

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    1. LOL. This kind of dish is really for US haha!

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  28. Wow, nice. My wife and I love mojos, too! We'll try this one weekend.

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  29. Those fries and Mojo's are just calling out my name! I am guilty of indulging in fries dates and I wouldn't spare these either!

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  30. Annemarie LeBlancMay 7, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    I tried making these before but the breading did not stick to the potatoes. Maybe I did something wrong. I will try again using your recipe.

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  31. Salad potato fries, delicious idea. I love, love this!

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  32. I love fried recipes related to potato. I will try it.

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  33. Wow, this really looks so delicious. I used to cooked mojos before and just dipped it in mayonnaise and ketchup combined. Serving it with salad sounds great!

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  34. I have bever heard of mojos and will ask my Filipino coworkers what they think about this post. The might bring some mojos for ,e.

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    1. For real? Wow! same product as fries but different in texture. Prepare to be amazed. lol

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  35. I love fried potatoes especially new potatoes these sound really nice

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    1. They only not sound nice.. They taste good too.

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  36. These mojos look so inviting.Nice and crispy. One of my favorite snacks.

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  37. Oh my goodness, that look so good and it making me hungry. Looks really easy to make.

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  38. This is definitely a perfect snack. It is making me hungry just reading about it. Will try the recipe.

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    1. Sureeeeee! Go for it. I might make one again too on Sunday haha!

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  39. One of my favorite recipes from now on! So easy and quick! I’m not a cooking enthusiast so anything easy quick and tasty is my moto hehe

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  40. I love this recipe so much! Every single ingredient sounds amazing, I’ll definitely be adding this to my list of things to try!

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  41. This looks yummy and simple to make. I saved the recipe so I can give it a try.

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  42. Ang sarap! Favorite ko talaga yung Mojos sa Shakeys haha! Thanks for this recipe. Try ko din gumawa sa weekend.

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  43. It is always nice to do it your own. You can control the flavor and volume! Add with carrots too :D

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  44. They do look good. What's the name of the Pizza Chain so that when I visit I can grab some?

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    1. Haha! With all the details that grabbed your attention huh. One comment mentioned it. You have to check out for it lol

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  45. I also like the sweet potato chip. It has a unique fragrant.

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    1. Still thinking if it will be a great idea.. to use sweet potatoes..

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  46. I have never heard of the word mojo in relation to food before. After looking at this recipe though, it seems simple enough to make. Will try.

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  47. I must say your cooking ideas are amazing. They look super delicious. I would love to try them.

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  48. We followed your recipe last night. We all loved it.

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  49. Perfect for the summer. Thanks for the recipe.

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  50. Looks yummy. And so easy to make with so less ingredients. Can't wait to try it out.

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    1. Truly exciting every time I make them haha!

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  51. I will have to try this out here. I love mojos and it will be delicious. It does make an amazing snack.

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  52. The recipe looks great! I love such snacks esp for parties!

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  53. Wow, such an easy and delicious snacks recipe to make for my loved ones and I am sure they are going to love it.

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