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Jun 15, 2009 04:45 PM

What's your favorite thing to dip french fries in?

I like a spicy aioli but don't have a good recipes to make it myself. Any ideas or alternatives?

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  1. Mayo. But a garlicy mayo would be good too!

    Also, a chocolate frosty from Wendy's!!! Seriously.

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    1. re: scuzzo

      Ever since a visit to the Netherlands in '72 I've loved mayo as a condiment for fries. Spicy or flavored works well. These days I don't eat fries but on rare occasion and usually without mayo but it does taste good together.

      1. re: scuzzo

        Right there with you on mayo, esp. garlicy mayo--have never made my own, but don't make my own fries at home, either, so it's not an issue. ;) I still like fries with good ol' Heinz 57, too.

        thegirlwholovestoeat--here's a recipe for aioli from Gourmet. This should do the trick:

        Phurstluv speaks the truth, by the way, sriracha mayo is stellar on anything fried!

        1. re: kattyeyes

          I think I got that idea from one of your posts in "what's for dinner" kattyeyes! It is my new favorite condiment!!

        2. re: scuzzo

          Still along the lines of mayo - tartar sauce. I only do it if I'm eating fish and chips though :)

          1. re: krisrishere

            That was my thought, too! I love mayo, but even better, I love tartar sauce!

            1. re: vorpal

              When I have fish & chips I always ask for extra tartar sauce. At the (formerly Hamburger) Hamlet, whose F&C I find quite satisfactory, I also specify the steak fries, perfect for scooping up their very good sauce.

              1. re: Will Owen

                Thick slabs of taters, as in those steak fries,
                are such fine sticks of starch that are crisply deep fried.
                They are crunchy stout substrate awaiting the gloss
                of each fry, scooped singly, into good tartar sauce.

          2. re: scuzzo

            LOL! Just yesterday DH and I went through a drive thru and he automatically ordered my favorite fast food meal, french fries and a chocolate shake! It was actually the first meal he ever bought me. That contrast of salty /sweet, hot/cold, creamy/greasy...OOOoooo I want more!

            1. re: ajcraig

              you mean it was the first meal he bought you when you were dating, right?

            2. re: scuzzo

              That's too funny, a frosty was the first thing I thought of! It's been years and years, but I remember being young and watching my parents laugh at how much I loved the combination.

              If I have them now, I'll mix malt vinegar with ketchup, or greek yogurt with either dijon or sriracha.

              1. re: scuzzo

                A bit off thread, but we did something similar. We used to have a small bhajia place set up in a petrol station near home...they would only serve bhajia's (with a tomatoe and chilli chutney and sweet tamarind chutney) a few chaat items, and vanilla soft serve ice-cream.
                Our favourite thing was to eat the bhajia with the ice cream, scooping up the sweet creamy coldness on hot, crispy, salty, spicy potato bhajia......yum

                1. Spicy, vinegary BBQ sauce and ranch dressing

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                  1. re: PurpleTeeth

                    BBQ sauce and ranch together, or separately?

                    Because they both sound tasty!

                    1. re: plumtomato

                      ooo, I love that combo too!! Hidden Valley used to have it in their dressing, then the LA markets stopped carrying it. Now I just make it on my own.

                      1. re: plumtomato

                        together is best! It's the whole spicy, tangy, creamy combo that I love

                        1. re: PurpleTeeth

                          I know! I was so psyched when I found it, now the stores stopped carrying it! How could you not love bbq + ranch??!

                          1. re: Phurstluv

                            BBQ and coleslaw mixed (more slaw). On baked potatoes and sandwiches too.

                      1. Bearnaise. If not available, malt vinegar.

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                        1. re: Foureyes137

                          The assortment of dips served with frites at "Mondo Frites" in Montreal!! Oh.....I want them right now!

                          1. re: shopgirl

                            Sadly, Mondo Frites is now closed. I too loved their assortment of flavoured mayos...

                            I love many things as french fry dip. Mayonnaise and mayo-based sauces are my favorites. But I also love good gravies/brown sauces. ketchup, and really garlicky tzatziki, the kind made with really thick Greek yogourt. Dang that's good! I love Arahova's tzatziki (in Montreal), which is really garlicky and thick, but sadly, the fries they serve are only so-so.

                            1. re: moh

                              Mondo Frites is closed!!??? What??? Oh, no!! Where will the students go??? Where will I go...surely not Frites Alor....when did they close? And more importantly, why??

                        2. Brown diner gravy (wets!), mayo...after that, and ALOT less frequent and available, bernaise.

                          Now mind ya, this reply is based on, if I get them at MickyD, the diner, etc. Anyplace that has REAL Bernaise, I am probaly not having fries at...or the Most excellent steak has taken all the dipping!

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                          1. re: Quine

                            Visit the Twin Cities some time, we have no fewer than 3 very good restaurants that serve top-notch fries with béarnaise (admittedly, it has to be requested at one of them; Ike's).

                            1. re: Quine

                              hmmm, I'm on the brown gravy wagon! I used to go to this pub by the courthouse called the Hung Jury. They used to have the best steak fries. Asked for them extra well done with a side of gravy...... so good!