Homemade Fry Sauce ~ Three Ways. Classic, Red BBQ, White BBQ
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Homemade Fry Sauce {Three Ways}

Pub Fries are single handedly responsible for my decision to make Fry Sauce

That bucket of perfectly Crispy Baked Potato Wedges deserved an equally perfect dunking sauce. 

But which one should I make?

Homemade Fry Sauce Three Ways

Classic Fry Sauce

The “Classic” ketchup & mayo based sauce is what I grew up on.  Likely born out of a modestly stocked refrigerator and a creative mother, Classic Fry Sauce, made all things better. 

We put that stuff on everything.  Yes we dipped our fries in it, but it also doubled as a sandwich spread, salad dressing (no wedge was served without it), veggie dip, burger topping, grilled cheese dunking dip, you name it.   

As an adult I still love Classic Fry Sauce, but now we give it a little grown up love with the addition of Frank’s RedHot Sauce.

Homemade Fry Sauce ~ Three Ways

Hickory Red BBQ Fry Sauce

Now in our house, when we’re craving Fry Sauce, we most often turn to a BBQ Sauce & Mayo combination. 

For our second of three sauces I give your our Hickory Red BBQ Fry Sauce. 

This sauce is sweet & smoky and always served on our favorite BBQ Turkey Burgers.  The crispy pub fries sure were happy to be introduced as well.

Homemade Fry Sauce ~ Three Ways

White BBQ Sauce

It wasn’t until a few years ago, that I discovered White BBQ Sauce, and it continues to be such a treat. 

A few more ingredients than the previous two Fry Sauces, but worth the extra few minutes it takes to come together. 

This sauce is amazing on Pulled Pork

Wait, this sauce is amazing on everything.  It delivers complexity with the same level of creamy comfort sitting to it’s left and right.

This tray of saucy goodness was the perfect Game Day treat. 

I don’t think I’ve told you but I was introduced to Fantasy Football this year (the free kind) and we are hooked.  I built our virtual team from players across the NFL.  It’s made Sunday’s so much fun now that we have players in almost every match up. 

At the close of Week #6 I’m pleased to say I’m 5-1-0. 

Not too shabby for a rookie.

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All my best,
xo Libby

Homemade Fry Sauce ~ Three Ways. Classic, Red BBQ, White BBQ

Homemade Fry Sauce {Three Ways}

Libby with Lemony Thyme
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


For the Classic…

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 Tbl. Franks RedHot Sauce or to taste

For the Red BBQ…

  • 1/2 cup Hickory BBQ Sauce we like KC Masterpiece
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

For the White BBQ…

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 cup cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp. creole mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar


  • For each fry sauce, combine ingredients, then refrigerate until ready to use.


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