horseradish mayo: nailed it!

horseradish mayo: nailed it!

Have you tried the sweet potato fries at The Counter? They make a delicious version at this gourmet burger joint but what really sets their offering apart is the accompanying horseradish mayo.

Our older son, Dane, typically prefers regular fries over sweet potato ones. However, he will devour an entire plate of sweet potato fries if it is served with this special sauce. So, it was important for me to figure out how to recreate the taste at home.

In the interest of full disclosure, I had a little help (courtesy of one of the nice staff members at their Palo Alto location). The gentleman clued me in to the fact that the main ingredients are buttermilk, mayonnaise, horseradish, paprika and salt.

As far as creating an actual recipes goes though, I was on my own.

I started with one quarter cup buttermilk and one quarter cup mayonnaise. To this, I added a heaping teaspoon of creamy horseradish, a little over a quarter teaspoon of paprika and a generous shake of sea salt. Believe it or not, this was almost it as far as taste matching goes. I ended up with a bit more paprika (for color) and just a bit more salt. These amounts made enough for 4 individual servings (the bowl pictured above is 2 ounces and it was just over half full).

So if you’re craving a new topping for fries, especially sweet potato ones, I encourage you to try this simple recipe at home. Let me know how you like it in the comments below!

Horseradish Mayo:

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • one heaping teaspoon creamy horseradish
  • 3/8 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Mix all ingredients and serve with piping hot sweet potato fries. Enjoy!