10 Dipping Sauces for Frites

Hot, crisp Belgian-style frites are like an elevated ideal of American french fries: airy, greaseless, and attended by a diverse array of dipping sauces. From a traditional garlicky aioli to a Korean tofu-chile sauce, there's a frite sauce for every palate.

Classic Aioli

There’s no dipping sauce more iconic for your Belgian frites than a simple, perfect aioli: garlicky, rich, and smooth. See the recipe for Classic Aioli »


The difference between aioli and this mayo? Here we gently cook the egg yolks to offset any concerns about eating them raw. Throw in an extra clove of garlic if you want an extra kick. **See the recipe for Mayonnaise »

Roasted Garlic Chipotle Mayonnaise

The deep, rich flavors of roasted garlic and smoky chipotle come together in a smooth mayo perfect for pairing with fries. See the recipe for Roasted Garlic Chipotle Mayonnaise »

Green Goddess Sauce

This classic sauce, which combines fresh herbs with a creamy base, is a bright counterpart to salty fries. (It’s also great with crudit¿s, salmon, or turkey sandwiches.) See the recipe for Green Goddess Sauce »

Sauce Gribiche

This normally chunky mayonnaise sauce of pickle, egg, and caper becomes a perfect dipping sauce for frites with a whirl in the food processor. **See the recipe for Sauce Gribiche »

Soy Chili Sauce

This classic Asian sauce, with notes of soy, ginger, chile, and garlic, is great stirred into prepared mayonnaise as a sauce for frites. It also goes well with steamed dumplings or fried chicken wings. See the recipe for Soy Chili Sauce »

Miso-Mustard Butter Sauce

At chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Prime Steakhouse, when you order your preferred cut of meat, the choice of accompaniments includes this sauce with intense umami flavor and a mustardy zing. The same elements that make it a great paring for steak are what make it shine as a sauce for fries. ** See the recipe for Miso-Mustard Butter Sauce »**

Lemon Aioli

Aioli is the classic pairing for frites — it’s even better when brightened with a dash of lemon juice, which offsets the fries’ salty flavor. See the recipe for Lemon Aioli »

Homemade Ketchup

Blow grocery store ketchup out of the water with a homemade version that has hints of clove, jalapeño, and brown sugar. See the recipe for Homemade Ketchup »

Korean Dipping Sauce

This spicy sauce, which gets its body from tofu, is typically used in Korean cooking as a condiment for leaf-wrapped rice and meats. It’s also great as a dipping sauce for fries — its intense umami flavor makes it like a turbocharged version of ketchup. See the recipe for Korean Dipping Sauce »

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