5/26/21

Shut Yo Mouth Sauce

A zesty dipping sauce somewhere between Freddy’s Fry Sauce and Chick-Fil-A Sauce made with a splash of pickle juice, that’s perfect for everything from French fries to chicken tenders to burgers to fried shrimp!

I woke up today and had a massive craving for French fries! Well, actually, I had a craving for fry sauce. Hello, peri-menopause, you wretch! So happy to have survived puberty and pregnancies to deal with mood swings, acne, cravings and bouts of random nausea all over again.

Hey, at least the hot flashes are new! It’s all awesome. It’s super awesome.

Shut Yo Mouth Fry Sauce! A zesty dipping sauce somewhere between Freddy’s Fry Sauce and Chick-Fil-A Sauce made with a splash of pickle juice, that’s perfect for everything from French fries to chicken tenders to burgers to fried shrimp!

ANYway… I make this sauce, somewhat inspired by the fry sauce at Freddy’s (Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – my hands-down favorite burger chain) that I love to eat with, well, french fries, of course, but all sorts of other things too!

We use this sauce as a condiment and pull it out of the fridge for everything from burgers to fish sticks to vegetables to chicken fingers. Try Shut Yo' Mouth Sauce with:

  • Burgers and chicken sandwiches
  • Grilled chicken and fish
  • Dipping sauce for veggie platters
  • French fries and tater tots
  • Chicken nuggets and chicken fingers
  • Fried fish and shrimp
  • Po’ Boys
  • Potato wedges and roasted potatoes
  • Fish sticks and salmon patties
  • Roasted brussels sprouts, broccoli and asparagus
Shut Yo Mouth Fry Sauce! A zesty dipping sauce somewhere between Freddy’s Fry Sauce and Chick-Fil-A Sauce made with a splash of pickle juice, that’s perfect for everything from French fries to chicken tenders to burgers to fried shrimp!

When I first concocted this sauce I was looking for something that fell between Chick-Fil-A Sauce and Freddy’s Fry Sauce, that leaned more toward the sauce at Freddy’s.

Since Chick-Fil-A sauce is primarily mayo and barbeque sauce, I knew to use those. But I didn’t want it to be too sweet so I experimented from there and arrived at this recipe.

I never knew if it was 'Chick-Fil-A brain' or if this is an actual ingredient in Freddy’s Fry Sauce but for some reason, I just knew the sauce needed dill pickle juice. In the back of my mind I figured I’d probably want to have it with fish sticks too so the dill pickle juice brought in a little tartar sauce vibe.

Shut Yo Mouth Fry Sauce! A zesty dipping sauce somewhere between Freddy’s Fry Sauce and Chick-Fil-A Sauce made with a splash of pickle juice, that’s perfect for everything from French fries to chicken tenders to burgers to fried shrimp!

Update: I’ve just been browsing online and see most copycat recipes for Freddy’s Fry Sauce have pickle juice. I legit did not know that when I created this recipe! If I ever become a superhero, maybe one of my powers will be flavor profiling. 

And finally, I wanted spices, not just a bowl of mixed-up condiments so I added a hefty amount of those too. Sometimes I add dried thyme or cayenne pepper but for the most part I stick with the basics: paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper.

Since I was craving the sauce, I decided to make Perfect Roasted Potato Wedges to dip in the sauce! And since I still wasn’t over it, I pulled it out again at supper to dip my asparagus in!

Shut Yo Mouth Fry Sauce! A zesty dipping sauce somewhere between Freddy’s Fry Sauce and Chick-Fil-A Sauce made with a splash of pickle juice, that’s perfect for everything from French fries to chicken tenders to burgers to fried shrimp!

OH! And why is it called SHUT YO MOUTH SAUCE?? Well, I didn’t know what else to call it, there are a gozillion recipes out there simply called Fry Sauce and the whole ‘shut your mouth’ thing has been a joke around here for a while. 

Very often when Husband, the kids or I meet people and try to explain what I do for a living and the name of the blog comes up (south your mouth) people will part, saying something like, “And I sure will check that website out… what’s it called again? Shut Your Mouth?”

So when something is particularly delicious around here, the standing joke is to say SHUT YO MOUTH, that’s good! So, that’s what I’m calling the sauce because it’s a family favorite and has become somewhat of a staple.

Shut Yo Mouth Fry Sauce! A zesty dipping sauce somewhere between Freddy’s Fry Sauce and Chick-Fil-A Sauce made with a splash of pickle juice, that’s perfect for everything from French fries to chicken tenders to burgers to fried shrimp!

Check out my recipe for PERFECT Roasted Potato Wedges (fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside!)

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Yield: Approximately 1 cup
Author: Mandy Rivers | South Your Mouth
Shut Yo' Mouth Sauce

Shut Yo' Mouth Sauce

A zesty dipping sauce somewhere between Freddy’s Fry Sauce and Chick-Fil-A Sauce made with a splash of pickle juice, that’s perfect for everything from French fries to chicken tenders to burgers to fried shrimp!
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon barbeque sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dill pickle juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients then mix well.
  2. Refrigerate in an air-tight container.
  3. Store up to 4 weeks.

Notes:

Sometimes I add dried thyme and/or cayenne pepper as well. Feel free to make it your own!

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11 comments:

  1. This sound delish and this is the second recipe today that called for the pickle juice I always throw out, that is going to change right now. The other one was marinating chicken breast in it, I haven't tried either yet but I will, thank you!

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  2. Love the recipe, love the name of the recipe and I'm all about pickle juice. Now I want fries.
    I'm cracking up about hot flashes. When that internal fire spreads I'm sure we have invisible flames...like some kind of hero. Don't ya think? 🤣😂🤣

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  3. This sounds like a great recipe. Gotta give it a try. I always save my pickle juice. especially dill pickle juice. I drink a couple of tablespoons every day, the vinegar help me to loose weight and it is very good for you to keep you healthy. give it a try.

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  4. Where is the potatoes with panko recipe? Those look great too!

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  5. So true the peri-menopause is a rollercoaster ride i rather avoid. Cheers to great fry sauce and satifying food cravings!!!

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  6. I have always marinated roasts, especially venison and elk, in pickle juice. It is amazing when marinated overnight and cooked in a slow cooker!

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  7. How much dried thyme and cayenne pepper would you add to this über delicious sauce?

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    1. I'd start with 1/4 tsp of thyme and a healthy pinch of cayenne and work from there

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  8. Works great in chicken salad too!

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  9. i only go to Burger King for onion ring sauce now I won't have to eat frozen oinion rings to get it YAYY

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  10. I am going to try to substitute chili or cocktail sauce for the ketchup. Substitute half the pickle juice for jalapeno or caper or olive juice. Mixing the black pepper and replacing the paprika with snaked paprika. Also I like to cut one forth the mayo and replace with either sour cream or ranch dressing. I may try different combinations of these ingredients for different purposes. If I were to do wings red hot would work etc. Very excellent base to start and customize for different purposes. I like this recipe.

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Hi there! While I’m not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven’t been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments.

I can tell you now 1) I have no idea if you can substitute Minute Rice or brown rice in my recipes because I’ve never used them and 2) If I know how to convert a recipe to a Crock Pot version, I will make a note about it (otherwise, I don’t know).

And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! Thanks, y’all! - Mandy