Dip Essentials: French Fry Dipping Sauce

Andy Anderson !


In the mid-west, they have a dipping sauce that is essentially a combination of ketchup and mayonnaise… I thought I would kick it up a bit with a few more ingredients.

This is not just for fries; I really love it as a dip for things like breaded chicken tenders and the like.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
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  • 1/2 c
    ketchup, homemade, if possible
  • 1/4 c
    mayonnaise, plain variety, homemade, if possible
  • 1 Tbsp
    prepared horseradish
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt kosher variety
  • 1/4 tsp
    dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    hungarian paprika

How to Make Dip Essentials: French Fry Dipping Sauce


  2. I like to make my own ketchup, and if you are interested here is the recipe:
    Versatile Homemade Ketchup
    In addition, I do make my own mayonnaise; however, there are so many recipes on this site for that ingredient, I did not bother to post mine.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Mix all the ingredients together.
  5. Chef’s Note: When I talk about “prepared” horseradish, I am referring to raw horseradish that has been grated, and perserved in a glass jar… NOT horseradish sauce.
  6. Place in the fridge for 1 or more hours.
  8. Serve with fries, or whenever you need a break from boring ketchup. Enjoy
  9. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Dip Essentials: French Fry Dipping Sauce

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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