Chicken fingers. To most they are the ubiquitous food of children. Pre-formed bits o’chicken squished together in to an oblong shape and fried. Not to me. You see, I grew up in the South.
In the South we love chicken fingers made of strips of real chicken breast that is then hand breaded and fried to a golden brown. In fact, there are whole restaurants that only sell chicken fingers.
Yep, you heard me right. The entire menu is made up of chicken fingers, french fries, coleslaw and toast. That’s it. My favorite of these is Guthrie’s. Deep fried deliciousness at its best. The other awesome thing about Guthrie’s was their delicious dipping sauce. I loved it and could drink it by the gallon if given the chance.
Then I moved to Canada where chicken fingers are not all that. At least not at most places. I broke down a few weeks ago and bought frozen Southern Style chicken fingers from Superstore. They were actually pretty good which sent my brain back to Guthrie’s. And that sauce. I had to make my own and soon.
Little did I know that it is made up of a host of ingredients that I have in my refrigerator at all times. This does not bode well for my waistline. This dip is super easy to make and it is so tasty. It may actually be BETTER with fries. If you want to experience a little bit of Southern, stir up some of this super yummy dip for the next time you make chicken fingers or fries.
Copycat Guthrie's Sauce
- 1/2 cup mayonaise
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp worchestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp black pepper see instructions
- Optional: Frank's Red Hot Sauce to taste
- Mix first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.
- Grind fresh ground ground pepper on to the sauce until the top is covered.
- Repeat another coating of pepper. Stir.
- Let sit for 2 hours for flavors to mingle.
I must admit that this sauce is a little blast from the past every time I eat it.