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Canarian Wrinkly Potatoes with Mojo Picon

If you have ever visited the Canary Islands, you have surely tasted this incredible yet simple tapas dish of Canarian wrinkly potatoes.

Canarian Wrinkly Potatoes with Mojo Picon
This is one of those dishes that once you make it, you will be making it over and over again, because it´s that good! What really make this dish shine is the mojo picon sauce, it is so simple to make, yet has such an incredible flavor.

Canarian Wrinkly Potatoes with Mojo Picon
I have altered the mojo picon sauce with ingredients that are easily found all over the world, but the flavor is as authentic as the original.

Canarian Wrinkly Potatoes with Mojo Picon
Watch the video below on how to easily make Canarian wrinkly potatoes with mojo picon, and be prepared to feast your tastebuds. Salud!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make Canarian Wrinkly Potatoes with Mojo Picon

Canarian Wrinkly Potatoes with Mojo Picon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 10 Small New Potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Thick slice of Baguette
  • 1 Roasted Red Bell Pepper
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • Fresh Parsley


  1. Pre-heat your oven to the bake/broil option to 210 C (410F)
  2. Cut a slit on 2 cloves of garlic and add them along with 1 thick slice of baguette to the oven
  3. Add 10 small new potatoes to a stock pot, add water to the pot, leaving a bit of the top part of the potatoes exposed from the water, and add 2 tbsp of sea salt to the pan, spreading the salt over the potatoes, and turn your burner to a high heat
  4. After about 10 minutes take the bread out of the oven and let the garlics cook for 5 more minutes before removing
  5. Using a plastic cylinder, add the slice of toasted baguette, the 2 roasted garlics, 1/4 cup of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, 1 roasted red bell peper, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp white wine vinegar, 2 tbsp water, 1 raw garlic clove, and sea salt to taste
  6. Using a handheld mixer, blend everything in the cylinder until you get a smooth creamy puree, if your sauce is too thick, add more extra virgin olive oil as you are blending
  7. Add the puree to a small bowl and set aside
  8. Once all the water has evaporated from the stock pot (about 30 minutes from when you turned your fire on), turn off the fire, and lightly shake the pot, this will wrinkle the potatoes and coat them in salt
  9. Place the bowl with the mojo picon sauce on a plate and add the boiled potatoes to the plate around the bowl
  10. Garnish with fresh parsley
  11. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. Lukman Hossain

    It was absolutely amazing. we had a party and I made spacial side with MOJO.. OH my my! Gorgeous. thank you for sharing. my friends asked can you let us know the recipe ingredients, i said them it’s the chef’s secret ( LOL)… just joking. I gave them your youtube video and the link for the recipe. It was wonderful.
    Thank you and wish you great fantastic life.

    looking forward to have more recipes like this 🙂

    31 . Mar . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      31 . Mar . 2021
  2. Randy

    I look forward to trying your mojo rojo. As you mentioned, the sause I’ve found in the stores just doesn’t compete with the good stuff I remember freshly made at Bar Canario in Santiponce (just outsude the entrance to the ruins of Italicas).
    They serve this with the most amazig steaks, too!
    I’ve hunted for a good recipe for the mojo, and I’m really glad I stumbled upon your site today!
    Thanks, again, for putting up all of these recipes.
    Do you have a good recipe for pan de masa dura, by chance?

    12 . Sep . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      You will love this mojo sauce Randy, easy to make and has a super authentic taste, I don´t have a recipe for pan de masa dura but will look into it, thanks again for all the comments, much love

      12 . Sep . 2018
  3. Adina

    Oh, I had these potatoes in Tenerife a few years ago and they were sooooo good! I bought some jars with mojo in a supermarket there because I wanted to eat that at home as well, but it was just not the same. I should try your version, it looks and sounds just perfect.

    19 . Dec . 2017
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes jarred is never as good as homemade, but at least you had some, the sauce in this recipe is really good, you will love it 🙂

      19 . Dec . 2017

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