Awhile back I posted about Mississippi Comeback Sauce and how it apparently goes with EVERYTHING….except Cheerios.
When I read the ingredients it reminded me an awful lot of what we in Utah refer to as Fry Sauce. If you have ever been to Utah and ordered french fries at a restaurant…you are probably acquainted with Fry Sauce. It’s practically a state treasure.
Well, it occurred to me today, after reading a comment from someone asking if Comeback Sauce is like Fry Sauce, that I haven’t ever shared the beauty that is Fry Sauce on this blog! That simply won’t do. So tonight since New York Steak was on sale at our awesome local grocery store, Day’s Market, I decided steak and steak FRIES were going to be on the menu…which meant there HAD to be Fry Sauce for dippin!
Fry Sauce is considerably less involved than Comeback Sauce…but there is one “secret” ingredient that makes all the difference in this recipe. One I only learned within the last year. A friend of ours opened a hamburger joint and was serving the BEST fries along with the BEST fry sauce, so I asked him what the “secret” was and I was fairly flabbergasted when he said PICKLE JUICE. I was quite skeptical actually, and it wasn’t until I mixed up my first batch with a little of the sour green stuff that I realized he was spot on about the pickle juice! It give it just the right “tang”.
So the next time you decide to make anything close to resembling a french fry…be sure and try mixing up a little Fry Sauce for on the side. You will die (and then come back to life to eat more)! However, you’ll never be able to eat french fries without it again!
Basic Fry Sauce Recipe
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup (roughly a 2 to 1 ratio)
1/2 tsp onion powder
3 to 4 teaspoons pickle juice (add one teaspoon at a time & check for taste)
Mix together in small bowl. Eat.
This is the basic recipe. There are a million and one variations out there. I’ve heard of using barbecue sauce instead of ketchup, or chili sauce. And some people add a “kick” with cayenne pepper or tabasco sauce. Have fun with it….go crazy! :-)