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Copycat recipe for Groucho's or Andy's Deli special sauce? [moved from Southeast board, SC]

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Has anyone tried to make their own version of the Formula 45 (Groucho's) sauce that these two places serve and come even close? It's so good, but it's not 1000 island....it is so much more.

Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      They're both based in Columbia, SC, with lots of outposts of Groucho's throughout the state.

    2. Just a guess, but I'd say it's mayo, ketchup, dill, black pepper, and garlic salt.

      But then again, you could always buy it bottled from Groucho's.

      1. UrDaddy is close - the secret though is Heinz Chili Sauce instead of Ketchup; you'll notice the difference instantly. Mayo, Chili sauce, lots of fresh dill, garlic salt, little lemon juice and pepper. And Mr. Miller's arm to mix according to legend...

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        1. re: sundaynoise

          Sundaynoise is my hero! Thank you.

        2. 1-cup mayonnaise
          2-Tablesp. Heinz Chili Sauce
          1-Tablesp. Red wine vinegar
          3-Tablesp. Dill
          1-teaspoon celery seeds
          Salt & Pepper to taste
          (Let sit 4-hours before use)