Idaho Fry Sauce Recipe -
Idaho Fry Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Idaho Fry Sauce

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"What is it? Fry sauce is commonly found in Utah, southern Idaho, and rural Oregon...I am trying to spread the word! This is an amazing recipe and after tasting this you will NEVER again settle for plain ketchup with fries."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Whisk together 1 cup mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, sugar, salt, paprika, ground mustard, and onion powder until smooth. Stir in the ketchup, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. Store covered in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2011

I thought this was a flavorful dip/dressing/sandwich condiment. It does remind me very much of thousand island dressing, without the islands (pickle relish). Why buy it when I can make it? Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 18, 2014

I'm not sure where you got this recipe, but fry sauce is a simple job. It was popularized initially at the arctic circle restaurant chain in southern Idaho. 1cup ketchup, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon apple vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Blend. That's it. You can certainly add all the other stuff, amd it's probably tasty. But it ain't fry sauce. I know because it was my job to make it. Long, long ago in southeast Idaho.


38 Ratings

Jun 05, 2011

This is so good and it is also quick to make. I used the calculate button to change it to 8 servings and it made a 1/2 cup as the full recipe is 2 cups. I used Kraft mayo with olive oil and it worked great. Such a nice change over plain ketchup. We dipped fries and onion rings in it. Only problem with this dip is that now I might eat too many fries!

Dec 29, 2011

A Utah native, I KNOW my fry sauce, and this recipe is awesome!! My husband and I just polished off what was supposed to be a half sheet of leftover potato wedges thanks to this stuff. Truly delicious!

Nov 26, 2011

Another former Utahn here. While I thought this was pretty good, I will tweak a few things next time. I think it's too sweet. I would only use half the sugar. I like the mild heat from the mustard powder, but rather than adding more I would add just a touch of prepared horseradish. Even without the tweaks, this is the best fry sauce I've found in my quest to copy the old Arctic Circle sauce.

May 21, 2011

YUM! I lived in the Spokane area and had this, but now that I'm back in TN no one has any idea what I am talking about! I had been settling for just mixing ketchup and mayo BUT now that I've found this recipe I can FINALLY have some real fry sauce again:) Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

May 08, 2011

THANK YOU! for posting this recipe... I lived in Utah for 2 years and frequently miss having fry sauce with my fries/onion rings/wedges. "Boo!" to those that say fry sauce is just mixing together ketchup and mayo... it is NOT the same! :o)

Aug 24, 2011

My kids make fry sauce using mayo and ketchup all the time, and my husband (who is from ID) always says that's it's missing something. This recipe hit the spot for all of them. The only they all want it this way and not the old simple way:)


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  • Calories
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 125 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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