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Fry Sauce 4 Ways

Fry Sauce 4 Ways- Jazz up your french fries with these 4 quick and simple dipping sauces: Traditional Fry Sauce, Old Bay-oli, Cucumber Ranch, and Honey Chipotle Ketchup.

May 14, 2021 by Nicole Collins

It’s Fri-YAY!

Well actually, it’s FRY-day!

Either way, it’s a good day to have a good day. Anyone have any big plans this weekend?

Even though I’m still not ready to enter back into society, that question becomes less and less taboo every day. Big plans. I don’t even remember what big plans are. These days, big plans to me means watching a whole season of a show on Netflix in one day.

So, I’m hoping that’s what my big plans look like this weekend!

I know one thing though, after today’s recipe, our fries will have the biggest plans of them all! Because today, we’re giving everyone’s favorite side the perfect accompaniment to keep the mystery alive.

Today, we’re making Fry Sauce 4 Ways!

Now if I’m being 100% transparent, I’m actually not a fry dipper! I eat those babies plain jane with no sauce. And if I do feel like dipping, I’ll usually just go for straight mayo. (DON’T JUDGE ME!) But there are days when sometimes, you just need a good dip. And I have a feeling those days will be much more frequent thanks to the 4 amazing sauces we’re whipping up today!

For our first sauce, we’re going to make traditional fry sauce. Funny story, I grew up eating this sauce on fish sticks. It’s one of the first things my mom ever taught me how to make. I had no idea it was a thing, especially not a famous fry sauce, until late in my adult years. There are different theories as to ratios here, but at the end of the day, we’re just mixing mayo with ketchup. My mom taught me to make it with equal parts of each, but over the years I realized I liked more mayo than ketchup in this dip. So, that’s how we’re making it today!

For our next sauce, we’re going to make a tangy and spicy Old Bay aioli; or Old Bay-oli, if you will. This dip starts with mayo. Then, we’ll add some lemon juice, some old bay, and a little sprinkle of garlic powder. Mix it all together, and dip number two is done!

Our third sauce just might be my favorite from this batch of dips. Think tzatziki sauce meets ranch dip, and you have this cucumber ranch! This sauce is sour cream based and starts with all of the traditional spices that you’d fine in a ranch mix: dill, chives, parsley, garlic, onion, and paprika…which is always my special touch. Then, we’re going to mix in some finely shredded cucumber to create a cool, creamy, and herbaceous dipping experience.

For our fourth and final sauce, we’re going to make a honey chipotle ketchup. Now since I seem to be full of confessions today, here’s another one. I don’t really like ketchup. For years, I would only eat ketchup on scrambled eggs and ham steak. And these days, I definitely don’t put it on eggs and more, and I very rarely eat ham steak. So, you do the math. But, when ketchup is mixed with other things, it’s tolerable for me. And, I know the ketchup haters club is a small one, so I had to make sure I created a dip for the lovers out there. And this simple mix of ketchup, chipotle powder, chili powder, and honey is it! It’s sweet, spicy, and tangy all wrapped up in one little bowl.

There really is something for everyone in this collection of sauces. The traditional fry sauce is familiar and nostalgic. The Old Bay-oli is tangy and savory. The cucumber ranch is cool and refreshing. And the honey chipotle ketchup has a nice spicy kick to it. And, these dips work great with all the fries! Air fried fries, deep fried fries, waffle fries, crinkle fries, sweet potato fries…the possibilities are endless!

That’s all we’ve got for today, folks! I can’t wait to hear which one of these dips are your favorite!

Until then, enjoy! And, let’s eat!


Fry Sauce 4 Ways

Serves: ½ cup each Print


For the Classic Fry Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tbsp ketchup

For the Old Bay-oli:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning

  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

For the Cucumber Ranch Dip:

  • ¼ cup seedless cucumber, grated

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ tsp dried chives

  • ¼ tsp dried parsley

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

  • 1/8 tsp dill weed

  • 1/8 tsp onion powder

  • 1/8 tsp pepper

  • 1/8 tsp paprika

For the Honey Chipotle Ketchup:

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ½ tsp chiptole chili powder

  • ½ tsp chili powder

  • ½ tbsp honey


  1. Make the Classic Fry Sauce: To a mixing bowl, add both ingredients for Classic Fry Sauce. Stir well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Make the Old Bay-oli: To a mixing bowl, add all ingredients for Old Bay-oli. Stir well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  3. Make the Cucumber Ranch Dip: Give the grated cucumber a squeeze with your hands to release some of the extra liquid. Add the cucumber to a mixing bowl along with the remaining ingredients for Cucumber Ranch Dip. Stir well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  4. Make the Honey Chipotle Ketchup: To a mixing bowl, add all ingredients for Honey Chipotle Ketchup. Stir well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe notes:

*Leftover sauces can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

*These sauces are great served with french fries, sweet potato fries, tater tots, or potato chips. I even grew up serving the classic fry sauce with fish sticks!


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