Fry Sauce

How to make restaurant-style fry sauce at home! This is a copycat of the fry sauce that originated in Idaho/Utah area and now can be found everywhere!

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This is a super simple recipe for Fry Sauce that we tested with our Air Fryer French Fries, which we’ve also published today. It was a huge hit with the kids and ourselves and we decided to share the recipe for everyone to enjoy.

You should also try our Creamy Sweet Chili Sauce and our Honey Mustard Sauce.

Why I Think You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s adjustable unlike store-bought fry sauces. If you want it sweeter, just add a bit more white sugar to the recipe!
  • It’s easy to make with a few basic household ingredients so you don’t need to worry about running out.

Homemade Fry Sauce

When it comes to enjoying French fries, ketchup is Karlynn’s personal favourite (mine is malt vinegar given that I grew up in Ontario with chip trucks) but once I had a chance to try a good fry sauce, I was hooked right away. I made it my personal mission to try to mimic it and come up with one that would go well with our homemade French fries and I feel like we nailed it.

I sincerely think this is one helluva fry sauce that is so simple to put together that you’re going to want to keep a bunch of it handy in the fridge for those fry dipping moments with the kids.


To store this fry sauce, use an air-tight sealable container. It should last 3-4 days in the fridge before it’s best to make it fresh.

Dipping French fries into fry sauce

How to Make Fry Sauce

To make this delicious sauce, you need the following ingredients. Be sure to read the recipe card below to ensure you have the correct measurements.

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and whisk (keep the white sugar out for the moment).
  2. Give it a taste test and add white sugar to suit your tastes.
  3. Place in an air-tight sealable container for later use or use right away!

Hope you enjoy this!


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Fry Sauce

How to make restaurant-style fry sauce at home! This is a copycat of the fry sauce that originated in Idaho/Utah area and now can be found everywhere!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
dips, marinades and sauces
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • white sugar to taste


  • Whisk together all of the ingredients except for the white sugar. Taste test and add white sugar to taste.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 31kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 154mg, Potassium: 16mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 36IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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    • Mr. Kitchen Magpie says

      Hi Norma,

      This should keep fine for a couple of weeks. It’s basically similar to a salad dressing.

      • Dee Garrett says

        I’m from Utah and we had a hamburger stand called artic circle had the best fry sauce. I just mix mayo ketchup sugar and black pepper and it’s a good fry sauce also.

  1. Kate says

    Is this with sweet pickle juice or dill pickle juice?

5 from 6 votes (4 ratings without comment)

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