Strange thing #1:
I'm not much on the flavored mayo they use in the Low Countries, but the Danes definitely have a better idea -- they use Sauce Béarnaise
as their 'ketchup' and it is wonderful
Here at home restaurants that have Béarnaise
readily available usually don't serve meals that involve fries, but most places in Paris certainly do. Steak Frites
is a common dish and they are more than happy to slather it with Béarnaise
. And what a happy thing it was to discover that the Five Guys in Paris also have Béarnaise
available on request. Strange thing #2:
This, I discovered entirely by accident at a local Dallas Fuddrucker's. I mindlessly squirted some red stuff I thought was ketchup to dunk my fries into. The red stuff wasn't ketchup but it was a very tangy alternative. It turned out to be Heinz "Texas-Style" BBQ sauce!
While there is no way I'd put this on good barbeque, it was absolutely wonderful
on fries. Subsequently, I bought some at a local grocery and I alternate it and their Carolina variety on fries at home. And, I have actually carried a bottle of the Carolina-Style with me when we go out for a meal that will involve fries. Again, I wouldn't ruin good meat with them
, but for fry-dunking those two can't be beat!