Food & Drink

18 Condiments For French Fries That Aren't Ketchup (PHOTOS)

Ketchup is not involved.

There's no denying the greatness of French fries. These golden sticks of happiness are the reason we order certain dishes at restaurants. (Seriously.) They instantly improve burgers, are 50 percent of the reason we love fish and chips and just make the world a better place all around. Whether curly, seasoned or waffled, we're starting a committee to make sure these spuds are served with every meal. (Who's with us?)

But we're getting off topic here. What we really want to be addressing is not that you should be eating more French fries -- because, duh -- but how you should be eating them. We're willing to bet that most of you out there are eating your fries in the same ol' ketchup you've been dipping in since the day you were born. We have one thing to say about that: BORING. It's time to switch things up, guys. French fries deserve more than that.

We don't have anything against ketchup. We were still dipping our fries in this tomato-based condiment until our Facebook fans let us in on their French fry accompaniment of choice. Their answers made us put down the ketchup and broaden our French-fry horizons.

Check out the 18 things you should be dipping in, that aren't ketchup.

Blue Cheese Dressing
Flickr: Kristen Bonardi Rapp
If it makes us actually want to eat salads, just think about what it can do for your fries.
Brown Gravy
Flickr: stu_spivack
All the glory of poutine, without the cheese curds.
Steak Sauce
Flickr: Smart Alex!
Chocolate Frosty
Flickr: compujeramey
This might sound strange, but until you try it YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
Fry Sauce
Flickr: Victor Solanoy
They don't call it fry sauce for no reason.
French's Yellow Mustard
Flickr: burgermac
It's not just for hot dogs, guys.
Malt Vinegar
Flickr: paulshannon
You might not want to dip your fries in this, but definitely sprinkle some on top.
Tartar Sauce
Flickr: Neeta Lind
Why we only dip our fries in tartar sauce when eating fish and chips is something that we will never understand.
Flickr: qwrrty
Garlicky awesomeness.
Flickr: trevorhpittman
If it's good enough for steak, we guess it'll be worthy of our fries.
Buffalo Sauce
Flickr: Bob B. Brown
Spice things up!
Flickr: ilovememphis
What shouldn't you drown in rooster sauce?
Banana Sauce
Flickr: Ryan Snyder
Don't ask, just try it.
Honey Mustard
Flickr: Steve Snodgrass
All the sweetness of ketchup, with a little more pizzazz.
Flickr: Brad.K
Because, of course.
BBQ Sauce
Flickr: betsyweber
Yes. YES. Yes.
Jalapeno Cheese
Flickr: alexik
Your taste buds won't know what hit them.
1000 Island Dressing
It's worth bringing this dressing back for French fries.

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