Fry Sauce is a tasty mayonnaise-based sauce with ketchup and added seasonings that is delicious on french fries. But, don’t stop with just fries. Add it to chips, burgers, and onion rings, too! Forget about buying a jar of the sauce at the store; this has more flavor and is super easy to make. For more flavorful homemade sauces, try my Aioli Recipe or Garlic Sauce.

Dipping French Fries into Fry Sauce

Ingredients & Substitutions

Mayonnaise is the base of this fry sauce recipe. Then, a little ketchup is blended in with additional flavors and spices.

Hot Sauce: Hot sauce adds some heat to the dip, but not too much. This is different than buffalo sauce, which has added butter that makes it thicker and creamier.

Pickle Juice: Don’t leave this out; it adds some tanginess to the condiment.

Variations: Fry sauce is easy to tweak and make it how you like it. Try it with different spices like garlic powder or cayenne pepper. And, you can add as much heat (or as little) as you like.

Ingredients for Fry Sauce

How to Store Fry Sauce

Store the homemade condiment in a sealed container, in the refrigerator, for 3-5 days (if it even lasts that long). With all the tasty uses you will find for this condiment, you will want to have it on hand as often as possible!

Jar of Homemade Fry Sauce

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5 from 4 votes

Fry Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Fry Sauce is a tasty mayonnaise-based sauce with ketchup and added seasonings that is delicious on fries, chips, or on a hamburger.


  • 1 cup (232 g) mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (60 g) ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon black pepper


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until combined.
  • Serve with french fries, chips, or on burgers.

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    1. Hi Amanda🌷

      What kind of pickle juice is it ? Dill and sweet pickle juices are very different. Please 🌷

      1. Most pickles have a vinegar base, so using dill vs. butter or another variety doesn’t matter so much in this recipe. (we like dill though, and usually have it hand)

  1. Taste really good on seafood too. Dipping sauce for fresh steamed crabs and as well shrimp. Add Old Bay seasoning too! Very good!

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