Thursday, August 9, 2018

Spiced up Fry Sauce Recipe

I had to do it.
I did.
Really, I did.  

I used to live in Utah and when you went to Arctic Circle Drive Inn for a burger and fries you were always asked this question, "you want Fry Sauce with that?"  And the answer was always "Yes please. "
Spiced Up Fry Sauce

I think it was a law, you could ask for ketchup for the fries, but few people did. One of Arctic Circle's claims to fame was that they were the originator of Fry Sauce.
A mixture of ketchup, mayonnaise and some other secret ingredients.
They were also well known for their Lime Rickey drink in the summer, Brown Topper Cones, as well as a few other local faves.
We moved away and I found out that Fry Sauce was nowhere to be had, in fact most restaurants had never even heard of it.
If I wanted to dip a fry in Fry Sauce, I had to make up my own. So I'd ask for extra mayo, add some ketchup and dip my fries.
However, when I'm home and on those rare occasions when I make my own fries, I also whip up some Fry Sauce, and make it to my taste.  The pictured fries are oven fries made in my toaster oven.
Spiced Up Fry Sauce
Spiced Up Fry Sauce

It also tastes great on a burger, or on some onion rings or some deep fried Zucchini or ...  
No point in wasting that awesome loveliness.
This month's Improv Cooking Challenge was to use Ketchup and Mustard in a recipe and blog about it.  This event is hosted by Nichole Little of Cookaholic Wife. 

 It only took me about 5 minutes to figure out what I was making...

Here's my take on Fry Sauce.  I know it seems super simple, but trust me on this.  Once you've tasted Fry Sauce on a French Fry, you may never go back to just Ketchup again.
BTW, you're not limited to using ketchup, even if it is authentic.  I've mixed in a little Sambal Oelek from time to time and also used BBQ sauce. 

Yield: 2-4 Servings

Spiced up Fry Sauce
Spiced Up Fry Sauce

prep time: 5 minscook time: total time: 5 mins
This is not only perfect for dipping french fries in, but also makes a great sauce for a hamburger or even dolloped on top of a baked potato.


1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Ketchup
1 tablespoon Horseradish Sauce
1/2 tsp. Mustard Powder ( I used Coleman Hot Mustard)
1 teaspoon pickle juice (you can always add a little more after tasting)


Place the pickle juice and mustard powder into a small bowl.  Mix together and then add the rest of the ingredients. 
Place in fridge for an hour or so to let all that goodness get acquainted and then serve with fresh hot french fries or dollop a spoonful onto a hamburger patty, or onion rings or...
Note: As always, adjust the seasonings to your taste, although the ratio of mayonnaise to ketchup should be roughly 2:1. 
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Oh my word. This looks incredible. I cannot wait to try it myself. I bet it will be amazing with sweet potato fries.

    1. It does. I've done it in the past, and much prefer Fry Sauce as a dipping sauce for sweet potato fries.

  2. I keep seeing recipes for fry sauce on Pinterest. I love that you have horseradish in it.

    1. Wow, I've never look for Fry sauce on Pinterest, guess I gotta go look. I love horseradish and it works very well in my version of the sauce.


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