Fry sauce

Fry sauce
Fry sauce with fries
Type Sauce
Place of origin United States
Region or state Utah, Idaho
Created by Don Carlos Edwards
Invented 1941
Serving temperature At room temperature approx 20৹c
Main ingredients Ketchup, mayonnaise
Cookbook: Fry sauce  Media: Fry sauce

Fry sauce is a condiment often served with French fries or tostones (twice-fried plantain slices) in many places in the world. It is usually a combination of one part tomato ketchup and two parts mayonnaise.

In the United States

Fry sauce was originally popularized in the United States by a chef named Don Carlos Edwards, who served it in his first restaurant, Don Carlos’ Barbecue in Salt Lake City, which eventually became the Utah-based restaurant chain Arctic Circle in the 1950s.[1] The chain still serves fry sauce in its western United States restaurants.[2]

In Puerto Rico, mayoketchup is widely used with tostones and fried foods. It is made of two parts ketchup and one part mayonnaise with the addition of garlic.[3]

In 2018, Heinz announced plans to release "mayochup", a pre-made mixture of mayonnaise and ketchup, if 500,000 users voted "yes" in a Twitter poll asking Americans if they wanted to see it in stores. A number of Twitter users responded that such a mixture already existed as "fry sauce".[4][5]

Outside the United States

In Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, a similar condiment known as salsa golf (golf sauce) is a popular dressing for fries, burgers, and steak sandwiches. According to tradition, the sauce was invented by Luis Federico Leloir, a Nobel laureate and restaurant patron, at a golf club in Mar del Plata, Argentina during the mid-1920s.[1][6]

In France, many Turkish restaurants and fast food establishments serve fry sauce and call it sauce cocktail; it is also common for customers to request ketchup-mayo (a dab of mayonnaise and a dab of ketchup) alongside their French fries at such places. Both sauce cocktail and the thousand island-like sauce cocktail can often be found in supermarkets.[7][8]

In Germany, a popular product called Rot Weiss (red white) is sold in toothpaste-style tubes; it consists of unmixed ketchup and mayonnaise, which form a red-and-white striped string when squeezed out. Fries at restaurants are sometimes served with an equal mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise.[9] Pommes-Soße or Frittensoße (fry sauce) is a lightly spiced mayonnaise similar to the Dutch Fritessaus. A condiment similar to the American fry sauce is known as Cocktailsoße, but it's more often used for döner kebab than for French fries.

In Iceland, a condiment similar to fry sauce called Kokteilsósa (cocktail sauce) is popular.[10]

In Sweden, this variation is known as Rhode Island dressing [11]

See also


  1. 1 2 "A Brief History of Fry Sauce, Utah's Favorite Condiment". Eater. 2016-08-06. Retrieved 2017-04-08.
  2. Vergakis, Brock (January 6, 2007). "My oh my do we love fry sauce!". The Deseret News.
  3. "mayoketchup Puerto Rico". Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  4. McCluskey, Megan (13 April 2018). "Heinz' New 'Mayochup' Sauce Incites Total Condiment Mayhem". Time. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  5. Olumhense, Ese (April 12, 2018). "Heinz Teased 'Mayochup', a New Mayo and Ketchup Condiment. A Contentious Online Debate Ensued". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  6. Salsa golf at the Spanish Wikipedia
  7. "Bénédicta". Archived from the original on 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  8. "Bénédicta". Archived from the original on 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  9. Leao, Pedro Macedo (2011). Germany: Keys to Understanding German Business Culture. USA: Lulupress. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-4478-6295-6.
  10. "Forsíða | Síminn". Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  11. "survivinglifeinsweden;". survivinglifeinsweden. Retrieved 2018-02-18.

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