French fries platter with 3 different homemade dipping sauces: Try the recipe

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Is there ever a time when we’re not in the mood for French fries?

Share the goodness of this recipe from Elizabeth Van Lierde’s new book, Everyday Entertaining: 110+ Recipes for Going All Out When You’re Staying In, with friends in this runaway hit you’ll return to time and time again.

This French fry platter with homemade ketchup, herby ranch, and "The Sauce" is our new go-to party dish.
(Images by Elizabeth Van Lierde and Abagail Halstead)

“There isn’t one of my friends that won’t tell you I’m obsessed with ketchup. Sometimes I joke about getting a small packet of ketchup tattooed on my body (it would be kind of cute, no?!). Ketchup is by far my favorite condiment and I always order extra, especially with french fries,” writes Van Lierde. 

“Simple as this idea may be, whenever I put this french fry platter down with homemade dipping sauces, it’s almost impossible to turn this universal favorite food away,” she added. “Pick and choose your favorite fries and make one or all three of the dipping sauces for serving.”

You might have leftovers of each sauce, in which case you know firing up a grilled cheese or burger for dipping purposes is the way to go.

French Fry Platter

(This recipe is excerpted from Everyday Entertaining by Elizabeth Van Lierde. Buy the book on Amazon here).

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 45 min

The Sauce


½ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup ketchup

½ tsp Worcestershire sauce 

½ tsp black pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp old bay or Cajun seasoning

½ tsp cayenne pepper


Homemade Ketchup


1 (6oz) can tomato paste

⅓ cup brown sugar, honey, or agave

½ tsp kosher salt

⅛ tsp cayenne

½ tsp garlic powder 

1 tbsp vinegar (white wine, apple cider, etc.)

¼ cup water


Herby Ranch


¼ cup buttermilk 

1 cup mayonnaise 

½ tsp fresh lemon juice 

⅓ cup fresh herbs (dill, parsley, chives, etc.)

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder 

Kosher Salt

Cracked black pepper 


For the fries: 

¼ lb crinkle cut fries

¼ lb waffles fries

¼ lb curly fries

¼ lb tater tots 

Other dipping sauces to try: 

BBQ sauce 

Buffalo sauce 

Honey mustard

Sriracha mayo 

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