There is a great fast food chain that started in Baton Rouge called Raising Cane’s. Their specialty and only item is fried chicken strips. Their best kept secret is their dipping sauce. Although I have not been able to duplicate their recipe, here is my version. I find it goes really well with chicken strips, fried green tomatoes and fried alligator.
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/4 ketchup
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp Creole seasoning
- ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk it well it to make sure everything is blended together. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. This sauce develops it’s best taste when the ingredients have had some time swap flavors with each other in the refrigerator.
Remoulade is probably most well known for being used as a dressing for shrimp salads or covering peeled boiled shrimp in a small bowl. I like to use it as dipping sauce for boiled shrimp and crawfish and fried fish and shrimp.
- 1 cup ketchup
- ¼ cup Hellmann’s Dijonnaise (or ¼ cup mayonnaise and 1 tbsp dijon or creole mustard)
- 1 tablespoon horseradish (a little more if you like a little kick to it)
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tbsp garlic powder
- ½ tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp celery salt
- Dash of thyme
- Salt and cracked pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk it well it ensure everything is blended together. Whisk a little more to make sure. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. For some reason this sauce develops it’s best taste when the ingredients have had some time swap flavors with each other in the refrigerator.