Wednesday, February 19, 2014

You know you're from Idaho when... {Fry sauce}

I spent the last couple years of my teenage life working at Jim's Burger Den. The food was delicious - and I ate far too much of it! Everyone else seemed to love it as well, and we had many regular customers that would come in on a weekly or even daily basis to order from us.

One thing I'll always remember about working there though was how easily would could tell a local from an out-of-stater. 

Each time a customer ordered fries, we would ask if they wanted fry sauce. Usually the answer was yes, though sometimes the person would prefer to have ketchup, mayo or horseradish sauce instead. Every so often though, we'd be met with a blank stare. "What's fry sauce?" they would ask.

Apparently, this was not a nation-wide condiment.

We would proceed to explain that fry sauce was delicious, but the recipe was secret as each burger joint has its own special house blend. We could tell them the main ingredients for the sauce were ketchup and mayo, but the rest had to be kept hush-hush.

Sometimes the out-of-staters would agree to taste our special house-blend, but often they were just weirded out and asked to just have ketchup.

It's been a very long time since I've had that delicious Jim's Burger Den house-blend, but I decided to try and paleo-fy my own version and I've finally settled on a recipe I really like.

Meg's Fry Sauce
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  • 1 1/2 tbsp homemade mayo
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp full-fat coconut milk, shaken
  • 1 tbsp tomato concentrate
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Mix everything together until smooth.
  2. Serve with baked pumpkin crescents, fries, jojos, on burgers...

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