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

bluejeanbaby0812 Mar 8, 2012 05:14 AM

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. carolinadawg RE: bluejeanbaby0812 Mar 9, 2012 08:20 AM

    Where are (were) these places?

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    1. re: carolinadawg
      UrDaddy RE: carolinadawg Mar 9, 2012 12:47 PM

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

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      UrDaddy RE: bluejeanbaby0812 Mar 9, 2012 12:47 PM

      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.

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        sundaynoise RE: bluejeanbaby0812 Apr 26, 2012 12:41 PM

        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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          UrDaddy RE: sundaynoise Apr 26, 2012 03:37 PM

          Sundaynoise is my hero! Thank you.

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          Zattooran RE: bluejeanbaby0812 May 12, 2014 10:52 AM

          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)

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