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French fries with fritessaus
Alternative namesFrietsaus
Place of originNetherlands
Serving temperatureWith French fries

Fritessaus or frietsaus ("fries sauce") is a Dutch accompaniment to French fries, served popularly nationwide.[1] It is similar to mayonnaise, but with at most 25% fat, is leaner and usually sweeter than mayonnaise.[2] Mayonnaise in the Netherlands is required by the Warenwet (Wares law) of 1998 to contain at least 70% fat and at least 5% egg yolk before it may be called mayonnaise.[3]


Although it is usually bought pre-made, frietsaus can be produced at home in a process similar to that which is used to make mayonnaise. It is usually thinned with water or other suitable liquids.

Most recipes use lime juice. Chives and capers are common additions.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John B. Roney (2009). Culture and Customs of the Netherlands. ABC-CLIO, LLC. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-313-34808-2. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Afslanktips en vetverbranding". (in Dutch). Retrieved 29 April 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Warenwetbesluit Gereserveerde aanduidingen".