Fry Sauce

Fry Sauce - sweet, creamy, and tangy...perfect for dipping burgers and fries! Freddy's Copy Cat #recipe

When I was a kid my parents would dip their french fries in this horrible pink concoction of mayonnaise and ketchup. It seriously grossed me out. I liked mayo, I liked ketchup, but in true kid form, I would throw up if you tried mixing them together for me.

Then I grew up.

Fry Sauce - sweet, creamy, and tangy...perfect for dipping burgers and fries! Freddy's Copy Cat #recipe

These days, I don’t eat french fries or burgers without my beloved fry sauce. It’s not quite as simple as my parent’s version of equal parts ketchup and mayo, but it’s 10o times better (sorry, mom and dad, but it is!) and I can not get enough of it. My kids are pretty leary of it, but the husband and I gobble it down like it’s going out of style. Circle of life and all that.

This stuff is perfect for dipping your fries in, but it’s so freakin’ amazing on burgers. If we get drive through (which we totally do more often than we should!), I order my burger plain, because no mixture of ketchup and mustard can compare to dipping your burger in fry sauce. It’s slightly sweet, totally creamy, with just a hint of tang from the vinegar.

Fry Sauce - sweet, creamy, and tangy...perfect for dipping burgers and fries! Freddy's Copy Cat #recipe

Can’t stop, won’t stop.

We recently moved to Nebraska (like, days ago) and they have a Freddy’s restaurant there. Have you ever been? Their burgers are simply amazing! But the best part? They have a big ol’ vat of fry sauce. This is the first restaurant I’ve been to that served fry sauce. I think it’s more popular the further west you get, so I’m a little excited about our move to Nebraska now! We might not find much sweet tea, but we have fry sauce! And cinnamon rolls…seriously, Nebraska. WHAT is your deal with cinnamon rolls? They’re everywhere!

Anyway, my fry sauce recipe is super similar to Freddy’s, so if you’re looking for a Freddy’s copycat recipe, give this one a try! You’re going to love it!

Fry Sauce - sweet, creamy, and tangy...perfect for dipping burgers and fries! Freddy's Copy Cat #recipe

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Fry Sauce

This recipe for fry sauce is sure to be a family favorite! We dip fries, burgers, and chicken in this mixture. Feel free to halve the amount if you don't think you'll use it all. You can also add more or less of each ingredient until it suits your taste. I prefer it with a bit more vinegar, but the husband likes it best this way!

Prep Time: Fry Sauce

Total Time: 2 minutes


1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon season salt


In a bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Adjust to taste as needed. Store in a covered container for up to 3 days.

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93 Responses to “Fry Sauce”

  1. Andi August 24, 2014 @ 12:34 pm (#

    Freddy’s rocks! I’m not sure if GI has a Culvers, but their sweet tea might be of your liking. I know this is where my son goes to get it when he comes home for a visit.


    • Karly replied: — August 24th, 2014 @ 6:11 pm


      There isn’t a Culvers in GI, but we did have one back home and I loved it! I think their burgers are pretty similar to Freddy’s, too! :)


  2. camilla nelson October 11, 2014 @ 7:21 pm (#

    thanks!! i grew up in utah eating fry sauce all the time growing up and loving it, moved to texas ans tried freddys and they have the best fry sauce ever!! We go there and eat it, like the frys are just spoons to get that good stuff in your mouth! so glad to see a way to copy it at home! My husband is picking up five guys for dinner becuase we love their frys and i was telling him i wish we had freddys frysauce to go with it, he will come home happy and surprised i made some!


    • Karly replied: — October 13th, 2014 @ 11:54 pm

      @camilla nelson,

      Hope you enjoyed it! Now I’m missing Five Guys! We don’t have one of those around here.


  3. Em February 9, 2015 @ 5:51 pm (#

    I work at freddy’s and our fry sauce is actually really easy to make, but these ingredients are close, but not exact. And since we make it in huge quantities, here’s the recipe for a huge vat of it, like stated in the story.

    2 Gallons of mayonnaise
    1 Gallon of Ketchup
    1 Cup of Freddy’s seasoning salt, which is what we put on our burgers, and fries.
    2 cups of pickle juice

    Combine all ingredients in a giant bowl, until smooth, and more runny than chunky.

    It seems to really be a hit with all of our guests, so we make 2-3 of these a day.


    • Karly replied: — February 9th, 2015 @ 6:55 pm

      Oh my gosh, THANK YOU for that recipe!! So awesome!


  4. tammy June 1, 2015 @ 5:33 pm (#

    I’m sorry but if your giving a food recipe maybe you should leave out the part about “throwing up”…. This is very popular in the east coast. We call it book boom sauce..


  5. DocTony June 17, 2015 @ 8:22 pm (#

    I grew up in Utah, and “fry sauce” was just part of the diet there. Now I live in Puerto Rico where “MayoKetchup” is sold in bottles in grocery stores (basically mayo, ketchup, and a bit of garlic). Love the stuff!

    @Tammy. Maybe you need to be slightly less sensitive and critical. If it really offends you, find another site. I personally appreciate the humor.


  6. diane federici August 10, 2015 @ 3:06 pm (#

    I use this recipe for my salad dressing, with paprika added, almost like French
    dressing, ooh it is good


    • Karly replied: — August 11th, 2015 @ 6:56 am

      Sounds amazing!


  7. angel August 11, 2015 @ 5:56 pm (#

    i have to say in the UK we put this sauce on prawns with lettuce and call it a prawn cocktail, but i do agree it is good on fries ( chips to me) lol we call it a rose marie sauce, you thought you would lke to know :)


  8. Jenny Park August 13, 2015 @ 12:38 am (#

    Oh my goodness, I made this sauce with your onion ring recipe and they were AMAZING! *crash*. That was my diet flying out of the window. *swoosh*. Now it’s in outer space and doesn’t exist.


    • Alicia replied: — August 13th, 2015 @ 12:40 am

      Ha, Jenny, you are hilarious! I think my diet just flew out the window too!


    • Karly replied: — August 17th, 2015 @ 8:46 am

      Hahaha! Best comment.


  9. Cath August 19, 2015 @ 9:36 am (#

    We make a similar sauce to this but add a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce instead of vinegar.


    • Karly replied: — August 20th, 2015 @ 7:40 am

      Sounds yummy!


  10. barb October 16, 2015 @ 1:15 pm (#

    I convinced everyone I know to try this fry sauce……………we kicked it up several notches by adding Franks hot sauce. Not one person has gone back to the simple side of ketchup. Oh and I use cider vinegar,


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