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Fry sauce (commonly known as salsa rosada, fancy sauce, or mayo-ketchup) is a condiment often served with French fries or tostones worldwide. It is usually a combination of one part ketchup and two parts mayonnaise and is similar to traditional Russian dressing and Thousand Island dressing. Sometimes, garlic or garlic powder is added for additional flavor.
In the United States
Fry sauce is popular throughout Idaho and the Pacific Northwest, and is found at many local restaurants as well as chains like Dairy Queen and Sonic.
Characters in the 2008 film Step Brothers, refer to a home-made ketchup and mayonnaise sauce as "fancy sauce."
"Fancy sauce" is also sold in some stores around the U.S. using a similar 2:1 ketchup to mayonnaise ratio.
Outside the United States
In Argentina and Chile, a similar condiment known as salsa golf (golf sauce) is a popular dressing for fries, burgers, and steak sandwiches. According to tradition, the sauce was invented by Luis Federico Leloir, a Nobel laureate and restaurant patron, at a golf club in Mar del Plata, Argentina, during the mid-1920's.
In Belgium and the Netherlands, the mixture of mayonnaise and ketchup is known as cocktailsaus, whiskey cocktail or sauce cocktail, often refined with the addition of some paprika or whisky. Another sauce known as riche, literally "rich" sauce, mixes ketchup, mayonnaise, finely chopped onion, and spices. More commonly used, however, are mayonnaise-like sauces such as Fritessaus (Dutch for "fry sauce"), Joppiesaus, or Tartar sauce. Finally, there's speciaal, which is mayonnaise and ketchup used separately on a dish (usually fries) and topped with freshly chopped onion.
In Brazil, many fast food restaurants provide rosé sauce (equal parts mayonnaise and ketchup, sometimes with hot sauce added) alongside the traditional ketchup and mustard with foods such as fries and onion rings.
In Colombia, a sauce similar to fry sauce called salsa rosada (pink sauce) is widely used. It is most commonly used on hot dogs, burgers, fries, and chips. In Costa Rica, a salad dressing also called salsa rosada (pink sauce) is served with a cabbage salad. The main salsa rosada ingredients are ketchup and mayonnaise.
In France, many Turkish restaurants and fast food establishments serve fry sauce and call it sauce américaine; it is also common for customers to request ketchup-mayo (a dab of mayonnaise and a dab of ketchup) alongside their French fries at such places. Both sauce américaine and the thousand island-like sauce cocktail can often be found in supermarkets.
In French Polynesia, a similar sauce called sauce lagon bleu (blue lagoon sauce) is made with mayo, ketchup, honey, and a dash of pickles.
In Germany, a popular product called Rot Weiss (red white) is sold in toothpaste-style tubes; it consists of unmixed ketchup and mayonnaise, which form a red-and-white striped string when squeezed out. Fries at restaurants are sometimes served with an equal mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise. Pommes-Soße or Frittensoße (fry sauce) is a lightly spiced mayonnaise similar to the Dutch Fritessaus. A condiment similar to the American fry sauce is known as Cocktailsoße, but it's more often used for döner kebab than for French fries.
In Italy and Spain, a sauce named salsa rosa (pink sauce) is usually served along with shellfish or occasionally as a substitute for ketchup. Its ingredients are ketchup and mayonnaise but proportions may vary.
In Oman fry sauce is known as Mayo-chup.
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