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post #1 of 9
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Is there any special kind of dip recipe that someone can recommend for spicy curly fries. I want to get away from ketchup and try something new. I have tried to make the dip they have at outback but it tasted horrible
post #2 of 9
For a start, just mix some ketchup with hot salsa. Heinz used to sell this -- I don't know if they still do -- but it's really easy to make.

And while mayonnaise with fries can sound a little weird (although not to the Belgians, who invented the French fry :p ), mix mayo and Old Bay. (I adore Old Bay as an all-purpose seasoning.) Mayo and hot curry powder is good, too.
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post #3 of 9
Why don;t you try to make your own ketchup - it's really easy and unbelievably good. I just do it by eye, and you can add or subtract things as you like. I always would make it while i was cooking hamburgers - really takes so little time. Keep it in the fridge and it will last a month or so.

the base would be:

1 can tomatoes or puree
3 tbsp dark brown sugar
3 tbsp vinegar (try different types - balsamic, for instance)
salt, pepper, large pinch ground cloves

to this i add
garlic (a couple or more cloves)
onion
a tsp or more mustard
basil or thyme
hot red pepper if you like it hot

But you might like red bell peppers, or mushrooms, or other spices.
Boil it together for 15 minutes or so.
then either let it cool a little and put in a blender to puree, or else if you have one, use an immersion blender to puree it.
I can't eat the commercial stuff any more.
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post #4 of 9
I've not had the fry sauce at Outback, so I don't know what it is like. Here in Utah any place that sells fries has 'fry sauce' Basically a mix of catsup and mayo, usually around 50/50, but can go to 2:1 with either being the major ingredient. Basic recipes have nothing else, some claim you need dill pickle juice to get the 'authentic' stuff, with various other pepper, chili powder, garlic thrown in. Instead of catsup, Heinz's Chile Sauce or your favorite tomato based bbq sauce can make nice variations.

Homemade flavored mayo is great on fries, as well as lots of other things. The two favorite flavors I make are a sesame chile and lemon black pepper one.

How about a vinegar based sauce like certain Carolina bbq sauces? Or something like Big Bob Gibson's white bbq sauce, which is basically mayo and all the spices that go into catsup, but not the tomatoes? Various creamy type salad dressings like thousand island, blue cheese, ranch and such are easy to do, just pour out of the bottle.

Gravy, chicken or beef or whatever is always good for dipping potato based objects. And here's a suggestion that fits in with the fast food approach that sounds a little strange, but try it once and see - dip your fries into a chocolate shake.

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post #5 of 9
Honey mustard dressing. It has to be a good brand though, one that doesn't taste like cinnamon. I also like the sauce BK has for their onion rings. You could try it thr and then rad the ingrdients and see if you can re-create it.
post #6 of 9
siduri- your ketchup recipe looks so simple- I can't wait to try it!

Thanks, Emily
post #7 of 9
let me know how it is when you try it.
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post #8 of 9
How about a lemon garlic mayo? With whatever additional spices you might want, but skip the sugar and tomatoes.

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post #9 of 9
How about a horseradish sauce? I just blend ground horseradish with mayo until I get the level of heat I want.

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