Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A world with out Fry Sauce.

In beautiful Utah they have a secret treasure.  We don't try to keep it a secret.  I really didn't know it was a secret until I left the state for the first time. We have fry Sauce.   There I sit at a restaurant with my family.  I get a chicken sandwich and fries.  "Is there anything else I can get you?" the waiter asks.  Fry sauce was my immediate reply.  The look on his face said it all.  There is no such thing as fry sauce here.

Its a special blend of ketchup and mayonnaise that can be as simple as that or as elaborate as you want to make it.  When I'm whipping up a batch at home I generally do a mix of BBQ sauce and mayo or Ketchup, mayo and diced pickles.  You can add spices and seasonings to your hearts desire but the basics are all the same. It doesn't look like the most beautiful thing in the world but its tasty and makes me miss home a bit.

The Utah based chain Arctic Circle claims to have invented the sauce that I love so much.  Its always been there for me.  I love it on fries, I've had it on tacos, I put it on sandwiches and I didn't think it would be something the rest of the world didn't know about. Okay not the rest of the world.  I know that parts of Idaho have it because I have had it there before.  Do you have fry sauce too?

Here is a recipe for it but really there isn't one needed.  Just know that this is special stuff.  People have opinions about the right way to make it perfect and sometimes they are strong opinions.  There are no right or wrong ways if you make it the way you want it made.  Try it out and you might love it too.

This got me wondering what other tasty treasures were out there we have no idea about.  Does each state or area have their own secret concoction we would be missing out on if we didn't try as we explored our way through? What are the can't miss items from where you are all from?

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