Awesome Dips For French Fries You Don’twant Your Friends To Know About

If you love french fries and you’re looking for new ways to enjoy them, we have a treat for you.
When you eat french fries, having the ideal dipping sauce can add a delicious, new satisfaction to your eating experience. There are many delicious sauces that you can choose from or make yourself.
Here are the five delicious dipping sauce ideas for French fries.

1. Lemon Aioli

Lemon Aioli is a great dipping sauce for french fries. It is a classic Mediterranean-style sauce steeped with the flavors of lemon and garlic. It’s a mayonnaise-based sauce that is creamy and rich. Freshly chopped garlic adds a sharp bite to the sauce.
Simply combine the ingredients below in a bowl and mix them until you have a smooth dip.

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon chives  (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

2. Barbecue Sauce

Go for barbeque sauce if your salty fries need a little sweetness. Luckily, it’s always available at places that serve fries. This is one of the best French fry dips.

Put all ingredients listed below into a saucepan with a heavy bottom. To meld the flavours and dissolve the sugar, cook for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat. It can be served warm or cold. You can keep them in the fridge for two weeks if sealed. 

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (or shallot salt)
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • Plenty of cracked black pepper
  • Liquid smoke (I didn’t use this, but if you have it on hand, add a teaspoon or two for that smoky flavor)

3. Fry Sauce

Fry sauce is also referred to as Utah.  It is one of the best sauces for French Fries and tastes so good. Once you taste it, you will be tempted to have it again. 
If you are tired of ketchup, try this French Fry Dipping Sauce!
Simply combine all ingredients (listed below) in a small bowl and whisk them together until it is smooth.
Put the dip in the refrigerator for 1 hour or more. It will allow all the flavours to meld together, allowing the dip to become much more flavourful.

  • 2 Cups of Mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup of Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp of Frank’s RedHot Original Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp of Dill Pickle Juice
  • 2 Tsp of Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ Tsp of Chili Powder
  • ½ Tsp of Salt
  • ¼ Tsp of Paprika

4. Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce
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Cheese fries, whether dipped or smothered, are an undoubtedly delicious delicacy. Consuming cheese sauce also has many health benefits:

  • Good Source of Vitamin K2
  • Rich in Healthy Fats
  • Improves Weight Gain
  • Improves Brain Function

This is a super simple one. Melt your favourite cheese in a pot and pour it over those crispy golden fries. Any kind of cheese will do here. Try old cheddar, mild cheddar, gruyere, and mozzarella. Just pick your favourite. Add some spicy seasonings like chilli powder if that’s your thing.

5. Remoulade

  • Remoulade is a mayonnaise-based cold French sauce.
  • It is similar to tartar sauce, and it is orange in colour.
  • Rémoulade makes an exceptional burger topping as well as a delicious dip for french fries.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Refrigerate until you are ready to use.

  • 3/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of chopped dill pickle
  • 1 green onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons of Creole mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of stone-ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of  lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper

How to Take Your French Fries to the Next Level

Discover recipes that will take your french fries to the next level, from different dipping sauces to frying.
It’s hard to beat a plate full of hot, freshly cooked french fries when you’re in the mood for some comfort food. The easy cooking process is also just the kind we enjoy – quick and simple.
Potato fry purists will insist on the classic russet potatoes, fried in vegetable oil and a sprinkle of salt. Despite our love for traditional fry dishes, we’re not averse to putting fresh spins on old favourites. Try some different spins or fry hacks, and you may be surprised at how good they are.

Dipping Sauce Upgrade

Ketchup might be your go-to choice for dipping your fries but imagine an adding burst of flavour with the taste sensation Sriracha. Thick, smooth, spicy ketchup.
A simple way to make this is to add a few squirts of Sriracha into some ketchup and add some mayonnaise to make it more creamy and tone down the flavour a bit. Get creative and try adding in other tasty things like chives or caramelized onions, cayenne pepper or lemon zest. These will all add some.

Shaping your Future (Fries)

With some potato carving work or a little help from a french fry cutter, you can get some variety to your fries by way of thickness, shape, and length. If you like your fries crunchy, try slicing them extra-thin for shoelace-type fries. With the right cutter attachment, you can easily make curly fries. 
Do you want them soft in the middle? Then cut them thick, like potato wedge fries. It’s all up to you. Experiment with different cuts and get them just the way you like.

Gettin’ Salty

When it comes to the type of salt you use, there’s no limit to what you can put on a french fry. Spice things up with a homemade mushroom salt made from porcini powder, or add brightness with a zest salt. Finely chopped herbs and fennel seeds give ordinary salt a boost of flavour. Chipotle and lime, coffee and paprika, and Sichuan and sesame make great combinations.

To Season Or Not To Season?

You may prefer your french fries to be seasoned to perfection and not use a dip at all. Again, the sky’s the limit with possible seasoning mixtures. Whether you choose a store-bought, premixed seasoning, or you blend your herbs and spices. There is a right and a wrong time to season.

Should you season your fries before or after cooking them? When you season french fries depends on the cooking method that you use:

French fries fried in the deep fryer are seasoned right after they are finished frying.

Seasonings are added to baked or air-fried french fries before they are cooked. Brush them with olive oil first so that the seasoning will stick.

Here’s a delicious, homemade french fry seasoning recipe you can season either frozen or fresh fries. Once you try this, you may not eat fries any other way!

French Fries Seasoning

French Fry Seasoning

Abhijit Dey
Here are some french fry seasoning recipes along with the instructions on how to serve them for proper taste.
1 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dips, Sauce
Cuisine American, French, Italian
Servings 2 serving


  • 1 Mixing Bowl medium or small


  • 2 tsp Onion Salt
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Parsley dried
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Oregano dried
  • ½ tsp Thyme dried
  • ½ tsp Basil dried
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)


Baked Fries

  • The french fries should be lightly coated with olive oil using a pastry brush.
  • Sprinkle potato fries with french fry seasoning evenly and bake at 400°F until they are golden brown and warm. It takes around 20 minutes.

Deep-Fried Fries

  • Once the fries are cooked, use a slotted spoon to remove the fries from the oil. They should be a golden-brown colour. Have the combined french fry seasoning ready.
  • Place them on paper towels lined plates and sprinkle with french fry seasoning right away.

Old Bay Classic

  • With its salty, smoky, and sweet flavor, Old Bay is a popular seafood seasoning. Aside from the paprika, mustard, and pepper, it also sounds like something that would be tasty on almost anything fried and crispy.
  • Old Bay fries are cult favorites at restaurants, but they're easy to make at home.
  • Add some Old Bay to the fries after they are removed from the hot oil (or lard, or duck fat).
  • The seasoning should be added before you bake oven-baked fries.
Keyword Dips, French Fry, Seasoning
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It’s Time To Get Fryin’

The way you cut fries, the way you cook them and the way you season them all have a very different effect on the outcome. The good news is that they are all delicious.

If you are tired of having your french fries with ketchup try these five delicious dipping sauces. There’s nothing wrong with ketchup but french fries can be so much more with the perfect dipping sauce.

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