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Fry Sauce

Fry Sauce is a popular condiment for crispy fries and easy to make. With a handful of ingredients, this creamy sauce has a secret ingredient that you are going to love!

simple recipe for fry sauce

French Fry Sauce Recipe

Perfect for regular or sweet potato fries, this homemade version of one of my favorite condiments, is the ultimate dipper for crispy french fries.

Just a handful of ingredients and you are ready to go! Made famous in the state of Utah, this delicious sauce packs so much flavor, you will be loading up a plate of french fries just to eat it.

The original fry sauce sauce from a fast food chain in Salt Lake City and they stake their claim to it but it has really grown to be common all over the west coast of the United States.

Although the original recipe is a safely guarded secret, this homemade version is the best thing next to being in Utah.

So grab the simple ingredients needed, make a batch of this french fry dipping sauce recipe, and get to dippin’!

Some of my other favorite dipping sauces are my Mississippi Comeback Sauce, Blooming Onion Sauce, and my Alabama White Sauce. All great for french fries, chicken tenders, and chicken wings.

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Ingredients Needed

Mayo – Duke’s is my favorite as it’s super creamy. Use your favorite just not Miracle Whip.

Ketchup – Heinz is my go-to but if you’re a Hunts person that’s cool too.

Pickle juice – Plain old dill pickle juice. Nothing flavored like garlic or spicy.

Worcestershire sauce – Substitute coconut aminos or balsamic vinegar in a pinch.

Spices – Paprika, garlic powder.

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How To Make Fry Sauce

First: Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until combined.

Second: Serve with french fries.

Want to make your homemade french fries extra special? Try my Fry Seasoning!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

tangy sauce with two french fries in it

How long does it last?

Fry sauce will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a 4 days. Give it a quick stir before enjoying. I don’t recommend freezing it as it will separate when you thaw it.

Plus, it’s so easy to just whip up when you need some.

Is Fry Sauce just a Utah thing?

Yes, fry sauce is often associated with Utah and is considered a regional specialty in the state. It’s particularly tied to the fast-food chain Arctic Circle, which claims to have originated the condiment in the 1940s.

While everyone makes their own version of the sauce, Utah has a strongest claim to this specific combination of ketchup, mayonnaise, and other ingredients.

plate of french fries next to red and white napkin

Is Fry Sauce the same thing as thousand island dressing?

Not exactly. They have the same base ingredients, but thousand island dressing usually contains chopped or diced pickles and onions for more of a chunky texture where fry sauce is smooth.

Homemade Fry Sauce Uses:

spoon pouring sauce out

More Easy Sauce Recipes

bowl of sauce and plate of fries

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Not a fan of pickles? Use apple cider vinegar or lemon juice instead.
  • What it spicy? Add a few dashes of hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Often called “pink sauce” out west, it’s a good sauce to have on the table!
  • Next time, make a double batch or you might run out:)

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bowl of sauce with red text

This easy fry sauce recipes is the ultimate dipping sauce for just about anything you want to put in your mouth!

french fry sauce

Fry Sauce

Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Fry Sauce is a popular condiment for crispy fries and easy to make. With a handful of ingredients, this creamy sauce has a secret ingredient that you are going to love!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until combined.
  2. Serve with french fries.

Notes

  • Not a fan of pickles? Use apple cider vinegar or lemon juice instead.
  • What it spicy? Add a few dashes of hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Often called "pink sauce" out west, it's a good sauce to have on the table!
  • Next time, make a double batch or you might run out:)
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Richard Czajka

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

Greetings! I just came across this recipe and am soooo excited to make it!!! I was looking for something to dip my homemade chicfila and fries in and this sounds perfect! I can’t wait to try it and I’ll be sure to leave a comment after I taste the results, thank you!!!!!

Jennifer Stewart

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

Thank you! I also have a copycat chick fil a sauce recipe to try if you like that! https://www.taketwotapas.com/chick-fil-a-sauce-recipe/

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