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This tangy and sweet fry sauce recipe is the only dipping sauce you’ll ever need for your fries, burgers, and nuggets!

Try pairing this with our Homemade French Fries, Crispy Sweet Potato Fries, or topping a tasty hamburger such as our Ranch Burger.

Homemade French fries with a small bowl of fry sauce.

Why Love Fry Sauce?

A french fry sauce recipe is a regional thing, but this magical dipping condiment has grown in popularity, even found on store shelves. However, the homemade version is the way to go!

Fry sauce is famous in Utah. The version we all know and love was first served at Carlos’ Barbeque which eventually became the fast food chain, Arctic Circle.

Since then, we’ve made a homemade version that tastes just as good and is so delicious.

Why we love it:

  • Easy. This sauce only uses a handful of ingredients, most of which you have in your pantry.
  • Quick. This sauce is whipped up in minutes!
  • Dip it all. Fry sauce is most notably used for french fries but is also used for Chicken Nuggets, Hamburgers, French Fries, onion rings, tater tots, wraps, and more. 
A metal spoon dipped in a white ramekin filled with fry sauce.

Few Ingredients

  • mayonnaise Mayo is the base of this sauce. Try using Miracle Whip or Vegan Mayo as an alternative.
  • ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • red wine vinegar – or use pickle juice, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or horseradish
  • season salt or add garlic powder or onion powder to taste

How to Make Fry Sauce

  1. COMBINE. Pour all ingredients into a bowl and whisk until combined. Keep refrigerated for 1 week.

Add spice. Add tabasco sauce, paprika, cayenne pepper, or red chili flakes.

Serving suggestions. Try pairing this sauce with Sweet Potato Fries, Fried Green Beans, Flatout Wraps, Burgers, Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs, or Grilled Cheese.

Dipping a homemade French fry into fry sauce.

Recipe Tips

  • Restaurant variations. Red Robin replaces ketchup with BBQ Sauce, In N Out Burger adds pickle relish, and Outback Steakhouse adds horseradish and brown mustard.
  • STORE. Whether you make this ahead of time or use it right away, it’s good for 1-2 weeks in the fridge when stored in an airtight container. Do not freeze. 
Homemade French fries with a small bowl of fry sauce.

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5 from 46 votes

Fry Sauce Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
This tangy and sweet fry sauce recipe is the only dipping sauce you'll ever need for your fries, burgers, and nuggets!
Servings: 8
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon season salt
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Instructions 

  • Pour all ingredients into a bowl and whisk until combined. Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 451mg, Potassium: 24mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 48IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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20 Comments

  1. Dana says:

    5 stars
    This Fry Sauce is the best! Such a quick and Easy way to elevate fries!

  2. Sally Bryan says:

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness! So happy to have this recipe! Its sooo good and I have always wanted it. Thank you Kristen

  3. Elsie S. Stewart says:

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe and it’s really good. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try the recipe.
     

  4. Harlee says:

    5 stars
    I replaced the red wine vinegar with pickle brine and this is amazing. This is the best fry sauce recipe I have found!!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yay! So glad you love the fry sauce!!

  5. Pamela Johnson says:

    5 stars
    My 12 year old Grandson and I just made this, and everyone loves it! Thank You!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You’re welcome! I’m glad the fry sauce was a hit!

  6. Lance says:

    5 stars
    The tang from the vinegar makes it a really good sauce, I’m useing it for my Asian coconut wings

  7. Dawn says:

    Season Salt? Any suggestions?

  8. Tami says:

    5 stars
    Delicious!