Monday, November 28, 2011

Special Sauce

Special Sauce

When I was a teenager, my friend Kathy and I would make this dip that we used to dunk our potato chips in. It was equal parts of ketchup and mayo mixed together. We thought we were culinary geniuses, really we did.

It was our special dip.

We also had another specialty....white rice and butter. Yea we were rebels in the kitchen I tell ya, but we were young and hungry so we did what we had to do. Most of the time we'd sleep over her Meme's house. While Meme was out line dancing with her friends, we'd call boys on the phone, write elaborate stories, listen to music and make white rice and dip.

Just a few months ago that dip popped into my head and I was telling my youngest son about it. He wanted to make it, so we did.   It was a hit. He happily dipped chips into it and it really brought back a flood of memories for me. I told Kathy about it via Facebook and I think it brought back from memories for her too.

When I saw this recipe for Special Sauce, I just knew I had to make. My oldest son is a mayo and ketchup freak, so I knew this sauce would be something he would love.

I omitted the adobo sauce, cause as we all know, I am a wimp when it comes to heat. If you're not a wimp like me, please leave it in!

Special Sauce1

This is really like a thousand island dressing, but just a little better. We're already dunking everything in it.

Special Sauce
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon finely grated onion
1 tablespoon sweet or dill pickle relish
2 teaspoons adobo sauce from canned chipotle chilies in adobo
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt.

Combine all ingredients and serve on burgers or whatever you like!


Becki's Whole Life said...

I am a sauce girl, so this sounds wonderful...would be great for dipping fries or topping a turkey sandwich.

The white rice and butter is genius, too!

Anonymous said...

I love this too, but you realize it's basically delicious homemade 1000 island dressing?!

Fries in Mayo/ketchup is ahhhmazing.!

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Crafty - yeah it is, but my kids won't eat it if I call it Thousand Island so Shhhhhhhh, lol.

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

I still mix may, ketchup and a bit of mustard on my hamburger bun. Yeah, I eat like I'm 12 sometimes!

BTW, my step-son won't eat anything that he thinks has mayo, cream of anything soup, or the dreaded "casserole" word.

(Interestingly, he loves the Chicken, Broccoli and rice "dish" we make, though!)

Unknown said...

I need a ranch companion, this sounds goooood

Katie said...

I have to admit that I'm totally a white rice/butter fan!

oneordinaryday said...

I am a huge fan of dipping my fries and chips into ketchup/mayo. Can't beat it. : )

Bunny said...

Im a wimp to Lisa, I can make this and take my portion out and put hot sauce in the other for hubby! This reminds me of a hamburger joints sauce from years ago! It was called Carol's. Loved it!

Jennifer said...

i have a ketchup girl and a mayo girl.

as much as it's grossing me out, i think we'll have to try it.

love your memories!!

Jenny said...

My daughter loves dips. Can't wait to give this one a try!

Anonymous said...

In Utah, the ketchup/mayo thing is called Fry Sauce. It's everywhere including at fast food places. It's a state thing. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad somebody finally called it fry sauce! Yay Utah!