French fries with fritessaus
Alternative namesFrietsaus
Place of originNetherlands
Serving temperatureCold

Fritessaus or frietsaus ("fries sauce") is a Dutch accompaniment to French fries, served popularly nationwide.[1] It is similar to mayonnaise, but with at most 25% fat, is leaner and usually sweeter than mayonnaise.[2] Mayonnaise in the Netherlands is required by the Warenwet (Commodities Act) of 1998 to contain at least 70% fat and at least 5% egg yolk before it may be called mayonnaise.[3]


Although it is usually bought pre-made, fritesaus can be produced at home in a process similar to that which is used to make mayonnaise. It is usually thinned with water or other suitable liquids.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ John B. Roney (2009). Culture and Customs of the Netherlands. ABC-CLIO, LLC. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-313-34808-2. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Afslanktips en vetverbranding". (in Dutch). Retrieved 29 April 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Warenwetbesluit Gereserveerde aanduidingen".