Recipe by Christmas Carol
I found this on another website, and decided to give it a try. A twist on the old fry sauce, from Paula Deen. At first I wasn't sure about it--the color isn't the most attractive, and it took several dips to connect to the flavor. But I kept eating...and eating...and eating some more. They are addictive, and fortunately I have extra sauce left, because I'm out of ranch mix. Darn that Paula.
- 1 (26 ounce) bag frozen shoestring French fries (I used Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries)
- 1 (1 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 450. Measure out 1 tablespoon of ranch dressing mix and set aside. In a small bowl, mix mayo and ketchup until blended and smooth. Stir in remaining dressing mix. Refrigerate. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place fries on sheet in a single layer and sprinkle evenly with the tablespoon of dressing mix you set aside earlier. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until fries are crispy and golden. Remove from oven and serve with the sauce for dipping.
- NOTE~I recommend preparing the fry sauce the day before, as it tastes even better after the flavors have had time to blend. It's best served at room temperature. Also, I would empty the mix into your hand instead of sprinkling from the packet, as it would likely be more evenly distributed that way. Some of my fries had too much on them, making them a little too salty.