You’ll love this creamy sauce for fried green tomatoes or any dish that pairs well with a flavorful creamy sauce with a bit of a kick.
After creating this easy fried green tomatoes recipe I began experimenting with different sauces to try my best to replicate the sauce I tried at the Whistle Stop Cafe. I struggled to find the name of which one they served me because it wasn’t anywhere on the menu or even in the book with the recipe for fried green tomatoes.
When looking for a comparable sauce I have found recipes for comeback sauce, hollandaise sauce, spicy horseradish sauce, chili garlic sauce, and ranch dressing. I didn’t think any of those sauces would have gone well with fried green tomatoes so I just kept trying different combinations until I got it right.
I knew that I wanted a little spice and it had to be a creamy dip to match the fried green tomato sauce I had at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette Georgia. So I added in my favorite hot sauce which is Louisianna in case you want to make your sauce exactly like mine, and a few other ingredients that I felt would compliment the flavor of the easiest fried green tomato recipe that I had concocted.
This creamy sauce for fried green tomatoes could work for many other recipes as well. It would pair well with onion rings, french fries, chicken, and even burgers. I like it as a replacement for anything that I would put ketchup on but it is especially good when served with fried green tomatoes.
There used to be a steakhouse chain that my husband and I loved to go to on our nights out, it was called Lonestar. When we first moved to Iowa there was one right by our house but for some reason, they eventually went out of business. I could never understand why that restaurant closed and every location seemed to disappear all at once. The weirdest part is that nobody seems to recall Lonestar even existed.
This is why I am happy to say that this easy creamy sauce reminds me of the sauce that Lonestar used to serve with their Texas Rose. Like everyone else I assume whoever is reading these words has never heard of LoneStar so you probably don’t even know what a Texas Rose is but The Texas Rose was Lonestar’s version of Outbacks Bloomin Onion or Texas Roadhouses Cactus Blossom.
At some point, it seemed that every steakhouse had some kind of onion appetizer that you would dunk into a creamy sauce. This is the best version of that sauce and it pairs perfectly with fried green tomatoes.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Teaspoons of ketchup
- 1 teaspoon Spicy Brown mustard
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce (Louisianna is my go-to)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Kosher salt
- dash of freshly ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Chill until ready to serve. At least 30 minutes if you enjoy a cold side. Pair with the fried green tomatoes recipe found on this site.