Saturday, November 10, 2012

Utah's Favorite Condiment: Fry Sauce

Around the Salt Lake City area I discovered a condiment virtually unknown to the outside world. It's called "Fry Sauce", a mixture of mayonnaise, ketchup, and sometimes other ingredients.

So what's so magical about this special sauce anyway? I was determined to find out myself so I went to the regional fast food chain, Arctic Circle to try some. 

Arctic Circle claims to be the inventor of fry sauce. They even sell it in to-go bottles (see picture above). Many restaurants have copied them with their own fry sauce recipe, but I decided to try the originator first to make my own judgement. 

So I took a fry and plunged it into this mysterious sauce for the first time. My first impression was that is was slightly bland and underwhelming. Then something magical happened. I was devouring this stuff with out even knowing it. Fry sauce has a funny way of flying under the radar and being very addicting at the same time.

While I don't think this stuff will ever reach notoriety outside of Utah, I do think its worth a try for anyone that is in the area.