Eat Here, Not There: Battered Potatoes
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Ever eaten at Shakey's? Did you get the Mojo Potatoes?
Don't lie. We know you did. Everyone does, even though people are mostly drawn to Shakey's for the artisanal, hand-tossed pizza. (That was sarcasm.)
If you've never had Mojo Potatoes, they're basically battered, deep-fried potato rounds. They're served with ranch dressing, and they really are the only reason to go to Shakey's.
That's why I was happy to discover the fried potatoes at Pizza Boy in Anaheim. They're not quite the same as Mojo Potatoes--they remind me more of the Australian battered potatoes from the Orange County Fair, mostly due to the wedge shape--but they're still very good, and the pizza at Pizza Boy is far better than at Shakey's.