I love fries. A hot and crispy fresh fry that is crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside is one of life’s simplest pleasures. That being said, I do have to be honest with y’all: To me, they are really just a vehicle for sauce. And while I do love ketchup, sometimes you want to mix it up and dip your french fries in something a little more creative or interesting.
Below is a list of fry sauces that you can quickly and easily throw together using just two ingredients. If you’re ready to up your fry game, start scrolling now!
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Peanut Sauce and Mayo
If you’ve ever been to a frite-style restaurant, especially in Europe, you’ve probably had a version of this. It’s typically called “war sauce” and it’s really delicious. The spicy peanut sauce and the creamy mayo balance each other perfectly. Want to add a third ingredient and up your game even more? Diced or grated onion. Just trust me (and all of my distant relatives in Amsterdam) and try it!
This one is for freaks (like me) who love funk and flavor. A little balsamic vinegar mixed into blue cheese dressing is SO good. The acidity of the vinegar cuts through the creaminess of the dressing. It’s tart and cheesy and rich. Give it a shot before you roast my ass on the Sporked Reddit.
This is a PSA. Don’t throw away your kimchi juice! Pour some of it into a bowl with Kewpie mayo for a sweet, spicy, and tangy fry sauce. The creaminess of the mayo pairs perfectly with the tangy spice of the kimchi juice. Mexican-Korean fusion places in Los Angeles have been doing stuff like this for years, but maybe you don’t live in L.A. and crave this flavor at home. This is a shortcut to that
Heat these up and mix them together for a sauce that turns fries into frochos (fry nachos). Eat them as is or pile on ground beef, pickled jalapeños, and sour cream for a full-on nacho experience. Either way, this beany, cheesy take on fries is incredible.
If you’re looking for great flavor and great texture, try mixing your favorite chili crisp with sour cream and using that as a fry dipping sauce. The sour cream cools the chili crisp just enough and the crunch is really interesting with the fries.
Obviously you can buy honey mustard already made, but mixing together yellow mustard and hot honey is its own incredibly delicious thing. It’s so sour and acidic. It has just a touch of sweetness and spice. If you’re not a fan of subtlety, I think you’ll be a fan of this.