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Secret Ingredient Fry Sauce Recipe
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This easy, homemade Secret Ingredient Fry Sauce recipe is the best dipping sauce you'll ever make -- it's so simple and it's got a secret ingredient that makes it delicious!
You guys: I love a good burger and fries. It's actually one of my favorite meals and something that I crave. Often. And to make it even better, I'm going to be sharing the best fry sauce recipe with you today.
It will take one of your favorites up to another level that is even more delicious than you could imagine!
Ready? Let's get started!
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Secret Ingredient Fry Sauce Recipe
So I'm pretty sure that Fry Sauce is a West Coast thing? That's why you might not have heard about it until now.
It wasn't until I moved to Utah that I started noticing "Fry Sauce" or "Fry Dip" in tons of restaurants when we went out to eat.
You can even buy it bottled. Seriously?!? Where has this been my whole life?!
WATCH THIS STEP-BY-STEP RECIPE VIDEO:
It's basically mayonnaise and ketchup mixed together with a few extra ingredients. I'm going be sharing an extra special secret ingredient with you today.
I'm just saying... it's easy to make so I probably wouldn't buy it bottled unless it had some serious secret stuff inside the bottle that I couldn't re-create at home you guys. But since I can re-create, I did! And now you'll be able to make this homemade fry sauce, too!
You're welcome. 🙂
I'm a dip kind of girl. I eat it on everything! I love my ranch, barbecue, easy fry sauce and tartar sauce the most! My family *might* make fun of me since I eat a little more than I should.
I always order extra of whatever sauce when we go out to eat. They always say "you're never gonna eat that much sauce Shauna" and I always prove them wrong. Always!
This DIY fry sauce is great on fries obviously... but it's great on burgers or sandwiches too. For all you fellow dip lovers like me!
What is Fry Sauce?
Traditionally, a French fry sauce recipe consists of two parts of mayonnaise to one part ketchup.
How Do You Make Fry Sauce?
It's crazy simple - just pop your ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Then serve with whatever goodies your mouth desires.
My husband says it's especially amazing on homemade bacon cheeseburgers.
Fry Sauce Ingredients
I looked at a bunch of different recipes for fry sauce and kind of blended them together and picked out my favorite parts of each of them.
I decided to not use vinegar but instead used a few vinegar based things that would enhance the flavor and boy-oh-boy did it.
For my fry sauce recipe, we'll be gathering a handful of ingredients.
You'll need mayonnaise, ketchup, garlic powder, ground red pepper, salt, yellow mustard, dill pickle juice and ground black pepper.
How to Make Fry Sauce
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
It's the best fry sauce recipe I've ever tried. Perfect for French fries, onion rings, burgers, chicken tenders... really, I could go on.
It's good enough that I would happily drink it. So basically I think anything is improved with this DIY fry sauce on top.
Since this fry sauce recipe is mayonnaise based, this recipe only makes 1-2 servings because I prefer it fresh made. You can easily double or triple the recipe if you're serving more people.
Or if you really love it and want it all to yourself. 🙂
I hope you enjoy this fry sauce soon!
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Secret Ingredient Fry Sauce Recipe
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ⅛ cup ketchup
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper don't worry, it's not too spicy just helps cut the sweetness
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon yellow mustard
- ¼ teaspoon dill pickle juice
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Put everything in a bowl and stir well.
- Serve on fries, chicken tenders, burgers, hot dogs, onion rings and anything else that you like to dip in ketchup!
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I stumbled upon this when looking for a midnight snack. I had all the ingredients for the sauce while my fries were in the oven, and wow was it good. I would put this on chicken, a burger, fries, onion rings, maybe even mozzarella sticks. It was seriously so good. I didn’t even measure and just eyeballing it, it still came out perfect. Please make this sauce!
I just made a chicken sandwich and used this sauce. IT'S SO GOOD!!! Can't wait to have it again. Thank you!!
ED WHITE says
now this is an awesome sauce. next time I want to use dill rellish instead of juice, would remind you of mac sauce lol
Bellisimo...My, my that chip dip was outta this World... Hah... Just like Mama would have made it... Hahaa.
I haven’t made or tasted this yet, but it looks like it would be similar to the sauce they serve with Zaxby’s chicken.
If you make it, let me know how similar it is! I've never had the sauce at Zaxby's before so I can't compare but that'll be good to know if it's similar!
can i use any other pickle juice.. i didnt find dill pickle... please mention any
Hi Fizy, You could try bread and butter pickle juice. It would make it a bit sweeter, which in my opinion would probably taste amazing too! Let me know what you try and how it turns out.
This sauce is delicious. I used this sauce for animal fries! So good!
Hi Michelle, thank you so much for leaving a comment on this Secret Ingredient Fry Sauce recipe! I'm so glad you like it!!
They have been doing this in Europe for 30 years. In Germany they eat there fries with mayo instead of ketchup.
This sauce is the same sauce we make with every crab/shrimp boil here in North Florida. We use the base mayo, ketchup and mustard. I also add cayenne and fresh grated garlic. We dip shrimp, corn, potatoes sausage and crabs in it. Everyone will make it their signature with their added spices. We just call it “The Sauce”. But if anyone is having a crab boil, “The Sauce will definitely be the condiment to accompany it.
I'll have to try and add fresh grated garlic next time I make it! Thank you so much for that suggestion.
This is great on twice baked potatoes ......then top with those fried onion rings out of a can....along with a crispy salad and you have a great summer meal.... I cook my potatoes in the microwave to save on heating the kitchen up....spoon out the inside, add cheese to the potato filling , then fill ...then air fry till golden....put on sauce...instead of red pepper I add a little horse radish into the sauce.....top with dried onion rings and it’s yummm.
Also great with breaded air fried zucchini as a sauce ,
Is ground red pepper the same as cayenne pepper?
Hi Heather! Yes, ground red pepper is the same as cayenne.
When I was a kid growing up in California and Oregon, I thought my mother invented fry deuce cause she made it for us all the time. Imagine my surprise when I moved to Utah and found it everywhere! There used to be a restaurant here called Traing Table and they there's with barbecue sauce instead of the ketvbup. Yummy!
Hi Annie! I moved here from Washington State and I couldn't believe everyone ate fry sauce. It's in every restaurant, it's crazy! I remember Training Table well. Miss that place!
I haven't tried it yet but it kinda sounds like it might be a close match to Subway's South West sauce, I have been trying to find that sauce for a very long time. Subway will give a customer a small sample for take home but won't divulge the ingredients, very frustrating because while it is fantastic on their subs it would be awesome on other snacks, i.e.. chips, french fries different types of deli meat, it covers all. But will try this sauce, who knows maybe I will hit pay dirt.
Hi Lyn, I've never had Subway's sauce. Did you try this recipe? Wondering if it was similar.
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