25+ Creative Dipping Sauces For French Fries

Creative Dipping Sauces For French Fries. Don't settle for ketchup - try a flavorful sauce on your fries instead. Click through for 25+ ideas.

What’s better than French fries?

French fries served with a variety of dipping sauces, of course!

If you’re a sauce lover, then you should never settle for French fries with just ketchup. There’s nothing wrong with ketchup – but fries can be so much more with the right dipping sauce.

Today I’m sharing a bunch of dipping sauce ideas for French fries. Most of these are also suitable for sweet potato fries. You can use frozen fries or make them yourself:

Dipping Sauces For French Fries: Try something new on your fries! Click through for lots of creative ideas.

French Fry Dipping Sauces, Pictured Above

Clockwise, from top left:

  • Cilantro-lime mayonnaise: One of my favorite restaurants (Brasa in St. Paul) serves a tangy, creamy sauce with their yucca fries. I was thrilled when I discovered the chef posted the recipe online! (Reduce the amount of water just a bit to make this sauce thicker and better suited for dipping.)
  • Bacon mayonnaise: Try this dipping sauce on your cheat day. Simply mix some bacon bits (purchased off off the grocery store salad bar, of course) with some mayonnaise.
  • Peanut sauce: I made a basic peanut sauce by blending 1/3 cup of chunky peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of sriracha sauce, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, and some chicken broth to thin it out.
  • Sriracha-mayonnaise: I use this sauce on everything – not just french fries. Mix desired amount of sriracha sauce with mayonnaise, depending on how spicy you like it. Add a pinch of sugar, if desired.
  • Spicy ketchup: Adding sriracha sauce to ketchup totally changes the flavor. The heat level is pretty intense, so start by adding a few drops of sriracha and go from there.
  • Curry mayonnaise: Eating fries with this dip makes me feel like I’m on vacation in India, sampling some exotic street food. Mix curry powder with mayonnaise and add a pinch of sugar to sweeten it up.
  • Curry-honey glaze: If you like a little sweet with your salty, try this dip: Mix a teaspoon of curry powder with 1/4 cup of honey.

Other French Fry Dipping Sauces

Mayonnaise-based sauces:

  • Salsa golf: This popular Argentinian sauce is a simple mix of mayonnaise and ketchup, with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Think Thousand Island dressing without the relish.
  • Chipotle mayonnaise: Mix adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers with mayonnaise.
  • Pesto mayonnaise: Mix prepared pesto with mayonnaise for a flavorful green-hued sauce.
  • Comeback sauce: This sauce is good on practically everything: Burgers, sandwiches, chicken tenders, wedge salad – and of course, French fries! Get the comeback sauce recipe.
  • Horseradish mayonnaise: Add a small amount of prepared horseradish to mayo.
  • Wasabi mayonnaise: Add a small amount of wasabi paste to mayo.

Sweet dipping sauces:

  • Honey-mustard: Make your own or just use honey-mustard salad dressing.
  • Raspberry ketchup: Try making homemade ketchup with a raspberry kick.
  • Sweet chili sauce: Find it in the international section of the grocery store or make it yourself.
  • Sriracha-honey glaze: Mix one part sriracha sauce with one part honey. This one starts out tame – then the spice hits you!

Other sauces:

  • Ranch dressing: No shame!
  • Sri-rancha sauce: Sriracha sauce mixed with ranch dressing.
  • BBQ sauce: This BBQ sauce just takes 5 minutes to make.
  • Hot sauce: For those who like their fries spicy.
  • Bearnaise sauce: Very rich and indulgent. Get the recipe here.
  • Gochujang sauce: This fermented Korean condiment is sweet and spicy, and can be used as a fry sauce.
  • Herbed sour cream: Add fresh herbs (like chives, scallions, and dill) to sour cream, as well as some salt and garlic powder.
  • Homemade nacho cheese sauce: You can make your own cheese sauce at home very easily – with everyday, real food ingredients.

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4 Responses to “25+ Creative Dipping Sauces For French Fries”

  1. 1

    Jen — July 10, 2017 @ 4:04 pm

    These look delish! Thanks for sharing I haven’t heard of many of them ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Faith (Home Ec @ Home) — July 10, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

    Wow. ย So many sauces. ย 

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    Ole — October 30, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

    Why would you consider:
    “Bacon Mayonnaise” also known as “Baconnaise” a cheat day? Get Bacon without Nitrate in it, and it is perfectly healthy, it is not Saturated Fat that kills you, it is Transfats and Carbs!
    Thanks for the ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Haley replied: — November 3rd, 2017 @ 4:05 pm

      Good point, Ole! You’d also have to make sure that your mayonnaise is made with a healthier oil. And you’re dipping fries in it, after all… so overall it seems like a little bit of a cheat day treat, but I see what you’re saying ๐Ÿ™‚

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