Raising Cane's Dipping Sauce is a tangy, creamy, peppery, and addicting dipping sauce for fries, chicken, chips, and burgers. Give any meal some Cajun flare and customize it to fit your dietary needs.
🍗 What is Raising Cane's Sauce?
For anyone who has not ever been to a Raising Cane's franchise, it is a fast-food chain that serves amazing fried chicken tenders with a chicken dipping sauce that people (my fiance Michael) will actually lick out of the container. The very first Raising Cane's was opened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the LSU campus. I have heard many stories of late-night studying sessions fueled by Raising Cane's.
• black pepper
• garlic powder
• Worcestershire sauce
• Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
Making Cane's Sauce is really simple. You literally just put your mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, pepper, and Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning in a bowl and whisk it all together. That's all you need to do.
The way to get the real flavor is to let the mixed sauce sit in the fridge for several hours before serving. A minimum of 6 hours will give you the best flavor (I KNOW.) The longer the better for the best sauce - if you eat it right away it might taste a little too ketchup-y. If you let it sit for 24 hours, it will be AH-MAZING.
🍽 Serving Suggestions/Uses
Cane's sauce is, of course, meant for dipping chicken tenders, but you can use it for anything that you like to dip.
We use it for:
• french fries
• sweet potato fries
• as an "aioli" for sandwiches and burgers
• chicken dipping
🌶️ What Does Raising Cane's Sauce Taste Like?
Raising Cane's sauce is tangy, peppery, and has a little bit of spice. It has a little bit of tang from mayonnaise, a little bit of the sweet tomato flavor from ketchup, and this is all balanced out by the black pepper, Tony Chachere's seasoning, and garlic powder.
• Let the sauce sit for at LEAST 6 hours. If you taste it immediately, it will just taste like ketchup. Seriously, pop it in the fridge and come back later. You won't regret it.
• Make sure you add Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning. It puts this sauce over the edge and makes it super tasty!
🥗 Can You Make this Paleo or Vegan?
One of the biggest perks of making your own sauce at home is that you can make it Paleo, Whole30 Approved, gluten-free, dairy-free, and even vegan. You control what goes into it. I have now created a separate post with my Paleo Raising Cane's Sauce since so many people were looking for tips to make it!
You can use Paleo mayonnaise or Vegan mayonnaise, Paleo ketchup (without added sugar for Whole30), and Paleo Worcestershire Sauce (most have some kind of added caramel color/sugar/gluten/soy - this recipe is really good.)
If you don't want to customize your sauce, you can use whatever mayonnaise or ketchup that you have in your refrigerator. It is so easy and delicious no matter what ingredients you use.
Any homemade sauce can unfortunately expire. Store your sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Use it within 10-14 days if using store-bought ingredients. If you are making a vegan or paleo version of this recipe and opt to make homemade mayonnaise, try to use it within a week (7 days). (Ketchup and mayonnaise with additives will last a bit longer than their homemade counterparts.)
*I am in no means trying to steal or sell the real Raising Cane's sauce - we can't get it here and that makes us sad! The real recipe does not have any Tony Chachere's Seasoning in it (a bitter employee leaked what they claim is "the real recipe" on Twitter.) My recipe is what we have found to be the closest recipe to the real deal and it is our favorite. Until Raising Cane's starts selling their sauce in a bottle, we will keep making our own to hold us over until we can visit again 🙂
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Copycat Raising Cane's Sauce Recipe
- Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
- Transfer to an airtight container.
- Let your Raising Cane's sauce sit in the refrigerator for a least 4 - 6 hours before serving, leaving it overnight for 24 hours will give you the best amazing flavor.
• Make sure you add the Tony's Seasoning. It puts this sauce over the edge and makes it super tasty!
• Store your Cane's sauce in the refrigerator.