This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.
Have you ever heard of Mayo Ketchup? I hadn’t either until a trip to Puerto Rico a few years back. They serve all of their fries with Fry Sauce or “Special Puerto Rican Sauce”.
Fry Sauce is the best dipping sauce for French Fries, hamburgers, deli sandwiches or onion rings. Easy to make and it stays fresh in the fridge for days!
Turns out all the special sauce consists of is mayonnaise, ketchup and garlic powder. Real special.
Well, turns out, most craveable fast food sauces have the same mayo-ketchup base, but with a few extra ingredients.
Whopper sauce, In-n-Out Burger and Cali Burger all add minced dill pickles and a little bit of sweet and tangy with sugar and vinegar to their mix.
For my Fry Sauce, I use all of the above and a hint of mustard. You can certianly hand mince and mix your Fry Sauce, but the easiest way is to toss all of the ingredients in a small food processor (also my most used of kitchen appliances, I suggest everyone have one!).
You can also hand mix it- there is no wrong way!
I also used them to make my own Copycat In-N-Out Burger Animal Style Fries. If you’ve never had them, you don’t even know what you are missing.
If you travel to the West Coast, get off the plane and find the nearest In-N-Out Burger. Life changing, really.
Use fry sauce for dipping french fries, onions rings and Onion Strings or lather it onto a burger, hot dog or chicken sandwich. Make ahead of time and place in the refrigerator for up a week in an air tight container.
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Tools for making the best dipping sauce out there:
Mini Food Processor– I use this thing daily! It is by far my most used kitchen appliance, it is small and I throw all the parts into the dishwasher, well except the base and cord, of course!
Ramekins– I like giving folks their own individual sauce cups. Then you don’t have to worry about double dipping! Ramekins are also great for ingredient preparation and baking mini soufflés.
Questions you might have about how to make fry sauce:
Can I make it ahead of time? Yes! By all means, make your special sauce ahead of time. It gives the flavors and little extra time to marry. Most claim it tastes best if you let it sit overnight.
How long does fry sauce stay good for? If kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for about a week. But I doubt it will last that long.
How else can I my fry sauce? Really, this is a pretty general dipping sauce recipe so use it to dip anything you desire. Meat, vegetables, french fries, onion rings… even potato chips!
Can I freeze fry sauce? I do NOT recommend freezing any sauce that uses mayonnaise, which contains raw egg.
Is this a gluten free dipping sauce? The ingredients that I use are all gluten free, but make sure you check the labels of the specific ingredients you are using to make sure yours are too.
This doesn’t taste like the fry sauce I know. Why not? Well… you can’t win ’em all and not all fry sauces do taste alike just like all ketchups don’t taste the same. So my fry sauce might be a little different than yours.
It is impossible for me to emulate ALL the sauces out there. Make this one as a base and then tweak it from there.
Is fry sauce vegan? No because it contains mayonnaise. If you use a vegan mayo, then yes, it will be vegan.
Isn’t this just thousand island dressing? Yes, captain obvious, it is very similar.
But I think I know what you’ll enjoy even more… BACON JALAPENO FRY SAUCE! I know, I know, try to contain your excitement!Fry Sauce is the best dipping sauce for French Fries, hamburgers, deli sandwiches or onion rings. Easy to make and it stays fresh in the fridge for days!
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- Place all ingredients into a small food processor and blend well.
- Serve with your favorite fries, on a burger or hot dog.
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