My Fry Sauce recipe is an easy to make condiment that might even be better than whatever you choose to dip it in! It's creamy, spicy, and pairs perfectly with all things fried.
Homemade Fry Sauce Recipe
Everyone is making fry sauce lately. I'm sure you've had it before, that "secret sauce" condiment you get a burger joints and hot dog palaces.
It's typically a tablespoon or two of pink tinged sauce served up in a plastic cup as a French fry dipping sauce or for slathering over your burger bun.
At it's core, fry sauce is a combination of ketchup and mayonnaise. From there, recipes vary!
Truly, there is an infinite number of variations using anything from different types of vinegars, relishes, hot sauce, spices and other seasonings. It's a sauce with a lot of versatility and huge potential for the creative sauce maker.
What I have yet to find, however, is a version spicy enough for my palate, and yours. Until NOW!
I have made for us all a version that will make your taste buds stand at attention, will cause your tongue to tingle, and just may turn out to be your new go-to burger or fry sauce recipe.
Fry Sauce Ingredients
- Apple cider vinegar
- Chili powder - Cayenne pepper is a nice way to add some extra kick.
- Salt and pepper
How to Make this Fry Sauce Recipe
Blend it. Put all of the ingredients in a blender process it until smooth, or, you can whisk them together in a small bowl for a chunkier fry sauce.
Boom! Done! Super easy to make, isn't it? Ridiculously easy.
Recipe Tips & Notes
- You can add more ingredients. It's very easy to adjust this fry sauce recipe to make it your own by editing or adding other ingredients. Other recipes for fry sauce that I have seen used in fry sauce are pickle brine or pickle juice, onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce and others.
- Turn up the heat! You can find hot giardiniera at your local grocer, but if you'd like to try your hand at making your own, check out these recipes - Homemade Spicy Giardiniera and Homemade Chicago-Style Giardiniera - both are GREAT.
- Craving some ghost peppers? I replaced the chili powder in this recipe with ghost pepper powder. To make it, simply dehydrate some ghost peppers and blend them up. Caution, it will be SPICY!
You can keep your fry sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for about 2-3 days. If you use some fry sauce and want to save the rest, it's best when stored if it hasn't touched other ingredients. If you dip a fry into the sauce and store it, you've introduced new bacteria to the sauce that may cause it to spoil faster.
I don't recommend freezing it.
Fry Sauce Serving Ideas
- Baked Cajun Fries
- Baked Potato Wedges
- Homemade Air Fryer Cajun Curly French Fries
- Chicken Taquitos
- Patatas Bravas
- Papas Arrugadas (Wrinkled Potatoes)
- Carne Asada Fries
You certainly don't have to limit your fry sauce to being served with french fries! You can use it in so many ways, as a dipping sauce or a sandwich spread, or jazzing up your fast food. Try it on these recipes - Smashburgers, Grilled Steakhouse BBQ Burgers, Chicago-Style Hot Dogs. Yum!
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Fry Sauce Recipe (Spicy Fry Sauce)
- ½ cup mayo
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup hot giardiniera
- 1 teaspoon chili powder I used ghost powder, but go with your preferred heat level
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
- Adjust for salt and pepper. Enjoy!