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Our Favorite Dipping Sauce
[a Fry Sauce Knock-Off] Recipe

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You will love this simple dipping sauce recipe [Fry Sauce Knock-Off] for your favorite finger foods and appetizers.

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Utah's Favorite Condiment

The places we have visited so often influence the foods we love and eat all the time. Such is the case with what has become our favorite dipping sauce recipe of all time – a knock-off of Utah’s favorite condiment, the 1940s pink-hued dip known as Fry Sauce, reportedly first made by Don Carlos Edwards, the owner of Don Carlos’ Barbecue.

Dear hubby came across the original fry sauce on a business trip through Salt Lake City, Utah, when he caught a quick lunch at a fast-food chain and fell in love with the mayo and ketchup mixture that inspired him to come home and make his own.

Over the years, Dear Hubby, who by the way loves concocting foods in the kitchen, too, has modified the original mixture of an equal amount of Hellman’s Mayonnaise and ketchup to include a bit of spicy zing. Today’s recipe is his rendition and a complete fry sauce knock-off recipe resulting from another knock-off concoction (discovered in Idaho) that provides for salsa.

Closeup of fries with a drizzle of our favorite dipping sauce with bowl of sauce in the background.

ABOUT THIS RECIPE (per serving)

Gluten Free
Servings:  16 Tablespoons
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time :5 minutes
Total Time :5 minutes
Course : Accompaniment, Condiment
Cuisine : American
Diet : Gluten Free
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
Calories 69
Fat 8.1
Carbohydrates 0.5
Protein 0.1

This Homemade Dipping Sauce Recipe is So Super Simple

I am almost embarrassed to call this dipping sauce how-to a recipe because it’s simple to make. Here it is:

  1. Combine the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk them up.

What could be simpler, right? But seriously, that’s it. That’s the entire how-to for making this versatile sauce to accompany so many of your favorite foods.

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Adjust the dipping sauce to your taste.

Play around with this dipping sauce recipe to make it your own by adjusting the spice amount to your particular taste preference using a hotter or milder salsa or cutting the amount of hot sauce called for, or skipping it altogether.

It’s your choice.

How long will dipping sauce keep?

Make the dipping sauce ahead of time, and keep it covered for staying fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week – if it lasts that long!

When you’re ready to serve it, give it a simple, quick stir before dipping or dolloping on your favorite finger foods and appetizers.

How to use dipping sauce?

Serve this dipping sauce as a condiment or dollop it, or  smear it on your favorite foods…

Use as a dipping sauce alongside:

  • Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Chicken tenderloins or chicken nuggets and
  • Vegetables

Dollop it on top of:

  • Baked potatoes
  • Burgers
  • Enchiladas
  • Fish or fish sticks
  • Fried Chicken
  • Salmon

Smear it on:

  • Quesadillas
  • Or use on your favorite wrap

Ummm – The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

Our Favorite Dipping Sauce

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Our Favorite Dipping Sauce [Fry Sauce Knock-Off] Recipe

Kymberley @GFreeDeliciously
Got 5 Minutes? You will love this simple dipping sauce [Fry Sauce Knock-Off] recipe for your favorite finger foods and appetizers.
5 from 2 votes
Gluten Free
This recipe may contain affiliate links. For more information, visit our Affiliate Disclosure.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Accompaniment, Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Tablespoons
Calories 69 kcal


  • small mixing bowl
  • Utensils (Measuring Cups & Spoons, Whisk, Rubber Spatula)


  • cup gluten-free Mayonnaise
  • cup Salsa use your favorite here
  • 1 tablespoon Hot Sauce like Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
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  • Measure out the mayonaise, salsa, and hot sauce. and grab a small bowl for mixing.
  • Combine all ingredients into a small bowl.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Serve this dipping sauce as a condiment alongside fries or chicken tenderloins for dipping. Dollop it on top of baked potatoes or over top of chicken, fish, salmon, or burgers. Or smear it on soft tortillas for a yummy sauce in your favorite wrap. Ummm, good - The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!
    Closeup of fries with a drizzle of our favorite dipping sauce with bowl of sauce in the background.


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 0.1gFat: 8.1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5.3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 131.2mgPotassium: 16.9mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 2.2IUVitamin C: 1.3mgVitamin D: 0µgCalcium: 0.7mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Condiment, Dip, Dipping Sauce, Fry Sauce, mayo, mayonnaise, sauce
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