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Amazing French Fry Dipping Sauce

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Fry dipping sauce is a delicious condiment that can be used on a variety of foods. Whether you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your fries or want to add some extra flavor to your sandwich, Fry Dipping Sauce is the perfect solution. Made with a blend of mayonnaise, ketchup, and spices, Fry Dipping Sauce is thick and creamy with just the right amount of zing. It’s also versatile – you can use it as a dip for your veggies, a spread for your sandwiches, or even a topping for your burgers. So next time you’re in the mood for something new, try Fry Dipping Sauce – you won’t be disappointed!

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Why I Love this Easy Fry Sauce Recipe

Sometimes you just want something different than the same old ketchup or mayo on your fries. 

It can be hard to find a good dipping sauce that’s both tasty and versatile. Most sauces are either one or the other.

Fry Dipping Sauce is the perfect solution. Our sauce is made with a blend of mayonnaise, ketchup, and spices, so it’s thick and creamy with just the right amount of zing.

It’s also versatile – you can use it as a dip for your veggies, a spread for your sandwiches, or even a topping for your burgers. So next time you’re in the mood for something new, try Fry Dipping Sauce – you won’t be disappointed!

Try this fry sauce with Frozen Fries from the Air Fryer and Air Fryer Potato Wedges!

A bowl of fry sauce with a whisk.

What is French Fry Dipping Sauce?

French Fry Dipping Sauce is a delicious condiment that can be used on a variety of foods. It kind of reminds me of Thousand Island Dressing, but for fries. Whether you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your fries or want to add some extra flavor to your sandwich, French Fry Dipping Sauce is the perfect solution.

Potato wedges and fry dipping sauce.

Fry Dipping Sauce has been a staple in my life growing up in Utah. I’ve heard legends that it was first created here in Utah at a burger place called Arctic Circle.

Pretty much every burger joint in Utah has had their own version of Fry Sauce for as long as I can remember. My favorite version has always been served at Hires Big H in Salt Lake City.

That has always been my favorite and has been the recipe that I have tried to replicate here. To me, the secret is the dill pickle juice that makes it tangy and amazing and taste just like Hire’s Fry Sauce!

A fry dipped in fry sauce.

What is Fry Sauce Made Of?

Fry Sauce is made with a blend of mayonnaise, ketchup, and spices. It’s thick and creamy with just the right amount of zing.

Most commonly, Fry Sauce is made with 50/50 mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise. From there, you can add in your own unique flavors to make it your own.

Fries and fry dipping sauce.

What is Another Name for Fry Dipping Sauce?

Fry Sauce is also known as Fry Dipping Sauce, Burger Sauce, or Pink Sauce. I’ve also heard it referred to as onion ring sauce.

In Utah, we just call it Fry Sauce. And it is a super simple recipe compared to it’s counterparts.

Potato wedges and fry dipping sauce.

Variations of Fry Sauce

There are many restaurants that have their own version of dipping sauce that is similar to this fry sauce recipe. Here are a few popular ones:

In-N-Out’s Spread: In-N-Out has their own version of fry sauce that they call their “spread.” The ingredients are pretty similar to a typical fry sauce with the addition of sugar, lemon juice and pickle relish.

Whataburger’s Fancy Ketchup: Whataburger is a popular fast food chain in the southern United States that has their own version of fry sauce they call “Fancy Ketchup.” It is a blend of ketchup, mayo, yellow onion, distilled vinegar, sugar, and spices.

Red Robin’s Campfire Sauce: Similar to fry sauce, but made with a combination of ranch dressing and barbecue sauce. Get the recipe here.

Raising Cane’s Sauce: Also made with a combination of ketchup and mayonnaise, but with a little Worcestershire Sauce and black pepper. Get the recipe here.

Ingredients to make French Fry Dipping Sauce.

Fry Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Mayonnaise- Gives this easy fry sauce recipe it’s creaminess and adds flavor.

Ketchup- A key ingredient for the perfect fry sauce.

Spices- I like to use garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. You can also add in a little cayenne pepper for some heat.

Dill pickle juice- This is my secret ingredient! It gives the fry sauce a little tang and makes it extra delicious.

How to Make Fry Sauce:

[1] Start with a 50/50 mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise.

Start with a 50/50 mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise.

[2] Add in your spices and dill pickle juice and mix until well combined.

Add in your spices and dill pickle juice and mix until well combined.

[3] Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Ketchup, mayonnaise, and spices mixed together to make French Fry dipping sauce.

[4] Serve with your favorite fries, onion rings, or use as a sandwich spread.

A potato wedge covered in fry dipping sauce.

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What to Dip in Fry Sauce Besides Fries?

Fries are the most popular food to dip in fry sauce, but there are plenty of other options. Here are a few ideas:

  • Veggies- carrots, celery, cucumber slices
  • Pretzels
  • Potato chips
  • Crackers
  • Sandwiches
  • Onion rings
  • Burgers
  • Grille Cheese Sandwiches
  • Hot Dogs
  • Corn Dogs
  • Fried Pickles
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Air Fryer Potato Wedges
An air fried potato wedge with fry dipping sauce.

FAQs

Here are a few of the frequently asked questions about fry dipping sauce and its variations.

What is the best ketchup for fry sauce?

I prefer to use Heinz ketchup, but any brand will work.

Can I make fry sauce without pickle juice?

Yes, you can. The pickle juice is what gives the fry sauce a little tang, so if you don’t have any on hand you can omit it.

Is fry sauce vegetarian?

Yes, as long as you use a vegan mayonnaise it will be vegetarian.

A fry dipped in fry sauce.

Is fry sauce gluten free?

Yes, as long as you use a gluten free ketchup it will be gluten free.

How long does fry sauce last in the fridge?

Fry sauce will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

How do you thicken fry sauce?

If your fry sauce is too thin, you can add a little more ketchup or mayonnaise to thicken it up. You can also add in a spoonful of pickle juice or relish if you want to thin it out.

Fries and a jar of fry dipping sauce.

Can I freeze fry sauce?

Yes, you can freeze fry sauce. Just place it in a freezer safe container and it will last for up to 3 months.

My fry sauce is too spicy. What can I do?

If your fry sauce is too spicy, you can add a little more ketchup or mayonnaise to tone down the heat. You can also add in a spoonful of sugar or honey if you want to sweeten it up.

My fry sauce is too sweet. What can I do?

If your fry sauce is too sweet, you can add a little more ketchup or mayonnaise to balance out the sweetness. You can also add in a spoonful of vinegar or lemon juice if you want to sour it up.

A fry dipped in fry sauce.

What else can I add to fry sauce?

There are endless possibilities when it comes to fry sauce. Here are a few ideas:

  • Mustard
  • Ranch dressing
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Horseradish
  • Relish
A fry dipped in French Fry dipping sauce.

Amazing French Fry Dipping Sauce

Yield: 1 Cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Fry dipping sauce is a delicious condiment that can be used on a variety of foods. Whether you're looking for a new way to enjoy your fries or want to add some extra flavor to your sandwich, Fry Dipping Sauce is the perfect solution. Made with a blend of mayonnaise, ketchup, and spices, Fry Dipping Sauce is thick and creamy with just the right amount of zing. It's also versatile - you can use it as a dip for your veggies, a spread for your sandwiches, or even a topping for your burgers. So next time you're in the mood for something new, try Fry Dipping Sauce - you won't be disappointed!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 2 Teaspoons Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

[1] Start with a 50/50 mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise.

[2] Add in your spices and dill pickle juice and mix until well combined.

[3] Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

[4] Serve with your favorite fries, onion rings, or use as a sandwich spread.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 444mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

Other Sauce Ideas for Dipping Fries:

Have you tried Fry Sauce yet? If not, I highly recommend giving it a try! This delicious condiment can be used on a variety of foods, and it’s perfect for adding some extra flavor to your meal. So next time you’re in the mood for something new, give this Amazing Fry Dipping Sauce a try – I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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