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Treat your taste buds to the irresistible flavors of mojo potatoes, a Filipino-inspired dish that combines crispy potato wedges with a sweet and tangy sauce. This delightful snack or side dish features golden-brown potato wedges that are perfectly seasoned and fried to crispy perfection. What sets mojo potatoes apart is the mouthwatering mojo sauce, made with a blend of banana ketchup (or regular ketchup), soy sauce, garlic, and brown sugar, creating a deliciously sticky coating that coats each wedge. Whether served as a party appetizer or enjoyed as a satisfying snack, mojo potatoes are sure to become a new favorite in your culinary repertoire. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover the savory-sweet goodness of homemade mojo potatoes!

Ingredients:

For the Potato Wedges:

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Oil for frying

For the Mojo Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup banana ketchup (or regular ketchup)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon calamansi or lemon juice (optional, for a tangy flavor)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red chili flakes (optional, for a spicy kick)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Potato Wedges:
    • In a large bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
    • Toss the potato wedges in the seasoned flour mixture until they are well coated.
  2. Fry the Potato Wedges:
    • Heat oil in a deep frying pan or pot over medium-high heat.
    • Fry the coated potato wedges in batches until golden brown and crispy, about 5-7 minutes per batch.
    • Drain the fried potato wedges on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  3. Make the Mojo Sauce:
    • In a saucepan, combine the banana ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, calamansi or lemon juice (if using), salt, pepper, and red chili flakes (if using).
    • Cook the sauce over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce has slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  4. Coat the Potato Wedges:
    • Place the fried potato wedges in a large bowl.
    • Pour the prepared mojo sauce over the potato wedges.
    • Gently toss the potato wedges until they are evenly coated with the sauce.
  5. Serve:
    • Transfer the mojo potatoes to a serving platter.
    • Garnish with additional minced garlic, chopped cilantro, or sliced green onions, if desired.
    • Enjoy your homemade mojo potatoes as a delicious snack or side dish!

This recipe yields crispy potato wedges with a sweet and savory sauce that’s sure to be a hit. Feel free to adjust the seasoning and spice level according to your taste preferences. Happy cooking!

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