I love sauces of all kinds, in particular, the type of dipping sauces that you need in your life to survive. Think about it; there has always been this one condiment or dipping sauce that rules you.
You always reach for it at home when putting down that pile of french fries, onion rings, or potato chips. I’m always on a neverending search to discover sauces that are eye opening-ly great or super addictive.
Here are 10 of my favorite specialty sauces for your dunking pleasure. Unfortunately, some of these aren’t available locally but can be found online.
If you eat at Chick-fil-A, you’re familiar with their delicious Chick-fil-A Sauce. ’nuff said.
Where can you find them online? Amazon sells the Original & Polynesian sauce.
FREDDY’S FRY SAUCE
I was enamored with their fry sauce the first time I ate at Freddy’s. Since I wouldn’t shut my trap, my dad went to the counter and bought me a bottle.
This Fry Sauce falls under the keep this away from me or will use up the entire bottle category. So, please don’t make my mistake, but two of them the first time.
Where can you find them online? Amazon has Freddy’s Famous Fry Sauce and Freddy’s Famous Jalapeño Fry Sauce.
FRISCH’S BIG BOY TARTAR SAUCE
I’m not a fan of tartar sauce, but I am a fan of Frisch’s Tartar Sauce. How did that happen?
A visit to Frisch’s Big Boy in Cincinnati changed my mind. Once that scrumdiddlyumptious Big Boy Double Deck Cheeseburger with its tartar sauce met my mouth, I saw a vision.
In this vision, tartar sauce was on burgers all across the land, including the Jorgey Burger Burger I sell at my pop-ups. In short, I love it.
Where can you find them online? You can get a bottle of Frisch’s Original Tartar Sauce from Amazon.
I love creepy kewpie dolls and Kewpee Hamburgers, and it only makes sense that I love Kewpee Mayo. Kewpie Mayo is a Japanese Mayo that uses the egg yolk instead of the entire egg in the recipe.
I’ve been a Hellmann’s guy my whole life. So I don’t subscribe to the hipster doofus commentary from snobby chefs raving about Duke’s.
You will find Hellmann’s and Kewpie in my fridge, which is 100% true. Maybe I might even give a slight nod to the Kewpie when using it for honey mustard.
Where can you find them online? Kewpie Mayo can be found on the Amazon website.
MIKE’S HOT HONEY
Come on, Mike’s Hot Honey? I know what you’re thinking. Is this a dipping sauce?
My answer is yes, many times over; try it with chargrilled wings and live a better life than you imagined. Ok, maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration, but it is terrific.
Where can you find them online? Sure, Mike’s Hot Honey, and if you need to kick the heat level up a notch, Mike’s Hot Honey – Extra Hot is available.
PLOCHMAN’S CHILI YELLOW MUSTARD
I grew up on Plochman’s Yellow Mustard, but this upgraded Chili Dog Seasoned Yellow Mustard is where you must be when topping dogs and pretzels.
If there were a 4oz pocket version, you can bet I’d always have one on me. This fellow is excellent when making old-school sliders with pickles, onion, and mustard.
Where can you find them online? It’s a little pricey, but Plochman’s Chili Dog Yellow Mustard is worth it.
RED GOLD KETCHUP
I’m not a giant ketchup fan, but when I go all in drowning my fresh-cut fries, it needs to be Red Gold Ketchup. It hits all the right ketchup notes.
When I close my eyes and think of ketchup, the Red Gold flavor comes to mind. However, the same company also distributes the Huy Fong Sriracha, aka rooster sauce we all know and love.
Where can you find them online? Red Gold Ketchup is only available in packs of 4, but I’m sure you’ve got friends who’d enjoy a bottle or two.
SIR KENSINGTON’S SPECIAL SAUCE
I liked having Sir Kensington’s Ketchup alongside my favorite, Red Gold Ketchup when I was doing burger pop-ups. But, the truth is, their best-kept secret is Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce.
I mean, do I need to explain what this sauce is copying? Sure, but I’m not.
Where can you find them online? Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce is available on Amazon.
WHATABURGER JALAPEÑO RANCH
So Whataburger has a bunch of killer sauces, but there is something extra special about that Jalapeño Ranch. This dude is perfect for smothering a buffalo sauce grilled chicken sandwich or as a chicken wings dipping sauce.
Who am I kidding? Dip some onion rings or pizza in it too!
Where can you find them online? Yup, the Jalapeño Ranch, plus all of the other Whataburger sauces, are for sale at the online behemoth.
WOEBER’S SWEET & SPICY MUSTARD
I discovered Sandwich Pal’s Sweet and Spicy Mustard at the Public supermarket near my house. It was calling out to me; maybe the upside-down McDonald’s arches on the chef caught my attention; who knows?
If you’re a bit of a wimp, this has the right amount of heat for you. I like to slather it all over some chargrilled hot dogs and sausages.
Where can you find them online? You guessed it, Woeber’s Sweet & Spicy Mustard is on the Amazon site.
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2 thoughts on “10 Dipping Sauces You Need In Your Life”
As a kid, in the early ’60s, we used to cruise Frisch’s in South Middletown, Ohio. Because we never had any money, we’d buy the cheapest thing on the menu — an order of toast. But we always insisted that it come with a side of tarter sauce. That sauce still reminds me of overheated engines, too loud mufflers, and rock ‘n’ roll on the radio.
Thanks for sharing, that’s a great memory.