One thing I love about living in Belgium is the sauce selection at the ‘Frituur’ places, the fry shops. Since going vegan many of these sauces are a no-go, as they’re often mayo based. My favourite is the Joppiesaus, which is creamy, sweet, oniony, has a slight curry flavour profile and has a texture like 'Remoulade', kind of (Danish people you know this sauce, this is the Belgian equivalent, but sweeter). So addictive and delicious ! So here it is ! My favourite dip sauce, good for fries, burgers, you name it.
And... Please note that if you want an authentic joppiesaus, try and chop the onion and the pickles as finely as possible, when you think it’s fine enough, just chop it a little bit more, you will still feel the chunks in the dip as you should, even when it’s very finely chopped. Also note; a lot of mustards tastes very different, the yellow mustard used here is very mellow, if you have something spicy like a dijon, it's too overpowering in flavour, if you have nothing else use a tiiiiny bit or leave it out, taste if it needs it.
On the photos above you see the Joppie Sauce served with Boiled, Tossed & Crispy Roasted Fries.
Makes about 280 ml (9.5 oz)
- 2.5 dl vegan mayo (1 cup)
- 3 tablespoons very finely chopped red onion
- 1 tablespoon very finely chopped pickles
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- ½ teaspoon east Indian curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
What you will need
- 1 bowl
- 1 measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Cutting board and knife
- Measure the vegan mayo and put into a bowl. Put in the yellow mustard, sugar, curry powder and paprika. Mix.
- VERY finely chop the red onion, I used a very small red onion, but measure 3 tablespoons and put into the bowl.
- VERY finely chop the pickles, I used two small/tiny ones for 1 tablespoon. Mix everything well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- The sauce is best eaten after 10-15 minutes, then the sugar will be fully dissolved and not grainy in the sauce. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for about 4-5 days.