This fabulous dipping sauce Cajun remoulade is boldly flavorful, wonderfully creamy with a bright lemon burst and is the best sauce for dipping these hot and salty Disneyland copycat pomme frites (french fries)!

a photo of a dish full of hot salty parmesan fries with a dish of cajun dipping sauce sitting next to it.

The Cajun Remoulade

We started making this sauce because of my obsession with the pomme frites (oh my gosh I can’t even write it without my mouth watering!!!!) and sauce at Disneyland. Literally the best fries and sauce ever. My goodness!!!

After a couple years of making sauces from scratch, I decided to take a short cut on this one. Everyone says this sauce is like thousand island dressing, but there’s more to it. So I use some thousand island which is easier than opening tomato paste, and then add some extra dimension to it. Boom…this new recipe was born!

What is a Remoulade?

A remoulade, plain and simple, is a cold sauce based on mayonnaise. It just sounds much fancier than french fry dip, don’t you think?!

a photo of a ramekin dish full of a cajun dipping sauce surrounded by golden french fries.

What are Pomme Frites?

Pomme frites is just a fancy and fun way to say french fries. When I say that I just ate my weight in pomme frites, it sounds much better than french fries. Ha!

The Homemade Pomme Frites

We’ve been making homemade french fries for forever but we are finally including the recipe here! It’s so easy!

Have you ever had the pomme frites at Cafe Orleans at Disneyland? Please tell me you have! Hot salty fries are my happiest place on earth. Give me an irresistible sauce to dip them in, and you can forget about it!

We double fry the pomme frites, and then top them Parmesan, garlic (fresh), fresh parsley, salt and a little of the Cajun seasoning.

a photo of a pile of golden hot salt pomme frites topped with parmesan cheese.

What Ingredients are Needed for Pomme Frites Sauce?

You’re just a few ingredients away from the best dipping sauce for french fries. Trust me on this one friends…you’ll never want to dip those golden hot fries in anything else! Here is your ingredients list:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Creole Mustard (or Dijon)
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper

The measurements for each can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post.

a photo of a ramekin full of a cajun dipping sauce for french fries.

How to Make Pomme Frites Cajun Dipping Sauce

Besides the fact that this remoulade is insanely delicious, it is also the easiest recipe to make. Here are the steps:

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together.
  2. Store the sauce in the fridge to meld the flavors for a few hours.

That’s all there is to it! Plenty of time to make some golden salty pomme frites! And then let the dipping begin!

a photo of a plate of golden pomme frites with a cup of cajun dipping sauce with someone dipping two fries in it.

What are the Ingredients for Homemade French Fries?

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt
  • Parsley

Again, the measurements can be found in the recipe card down below.

a photo of a plate of hot salty pomme frites covers in parmesan cheese sitting next to a small bowl full of a cajun dipping sauce.

How to Make Homemade Pomme Frites

There are two keys to the perfect homemade french fries recipe…an ice bath and double frying them. I’ll explain…

  1. Peel the potatoes and slice them either by hand or using a french fry cutter.
  2. Place the fries in an ice bath and then put the whole bowl in the fridge for at least an hour.
    • PRO TIP: This removes a lot of the starch on the outside of the potato and cools them down so that when they hit the oil, the outside gets crispy while the inside remains soft.
  3. Lay the fries out on a towel to dry and start heating your oil.
  4. When your oil has hit 300 degrees (I like to use a thermometer to keep my eye on the oil temp), start frying the french fries in batch so that you don’t over crowd them. Let them fry for 4-5 minutes and then remove them with a spider spoon to a plate lined with paper towels.
  5. Once you have done a first fry on all the potatoes, turn your burner up and heat the oil to 400 degrees.
  6. Then gently drop the fries into the oil with the spider spoon for a second fry. Again do this in batches until you have made it through all the fries placing them on a plate lined with paper towels and salting them as your remove each batch.
    • PRO TIP: The double fry gives the french fries that crispiness on the outside that you want while keeping the middle nice and soft!
  7. When all the fries are double fried and salted, toss them all with the parmesan, garlic, parsley and Cajun seasoning and eat them hot with the remoulade.
a photo of a plate of golden pomme frites with a cup of cajun dipping sauce with someone dipping two fries in it.

Storing, Reheating, and Freezing

I think it’s pretty common knowledge that french fries don’t store well. They lose their crispiness and get soggy pretty quickly. So eat them up while they are hot and fresh!

If you do end up with leftovers, let them cool completely and then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They reheat the best in an air fryer.

The Cajun dipping sauce will store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. I wouldn’t recommend freezing it.

a photo of a ramekin full of a cajun dipping sauce for french fries.

I’m writing this post while Disneyland is still closed due to COVID-19. It is scheduled to open to CA residents only in the next couple of weeks. So while I can’t get my hands on the real deal at Cafe Orleans, I’ll be making this copycat pomme frites with Cajun dipping sauce recipe instead!

Update: I still haven’t made it to Disneyland since it re-opened, but I have been to Disney World. The pomme frites just weren’t the same there, and I prefer the dipping sauce at Cafe Orleans. Fifty points to Disneyland!

More Copycat Recipes:

Disneyland’s Pomme Frites Copycat Recipe w/Dipping Sauce Cajun Remoulade

3.75 from 8 votes
Servings: 1 batch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soaking/Resting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes


For the Cajun Remoulade

  • 3/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Creole Mustard, or dijon
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice, or pickle brine or vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

For the Pomme Frites

  • 5 Russet Potatoes
  • 2 Quarts Vegetable Oil , or peanut oil
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan, powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley, fresh, minced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, fresh, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning, optional


For the Cajun Remoulade

  • Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth.
    3/4 Cup Mayonnaise, 1/3 Cup Ketchup, 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce, 1 teaspoon Creole Mustard, 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika, 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper
  • Store in the fridge for 3 hours to meld flavors.

For the Pomme Frites

  • Slice the potatoes into fries or use a fry cutter.
    5 Russet Potatoes
  • The keys to crisp fries are an ice bath and double frying. So soak the fries in a bowl of ice water in the fridge for 1 hour. Rinse a few times with cold water and lay out on a towel to dry.
  • Heat oil to 300 and once hot add the fries in batches with a spider or slotted spoon. Remove to a paper towel lined plate after 4-5 minutes.
    2 Quarts Vegetable Oil
  • Now turn the heat up to just about medium high, about 400 degrees and fry in batches again for 3-5 minutes.
  • Immediately salt every batch as it comes out. Once all the fries are done and salted, toss them all with parm, parsley, garlic and Cajun seasoning.
    1/2 Cup Parmesan, 2 Tablespoons Parsley, 4 Cloves Garlic, 1/4 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning


Serving: 1batchCalories: 1337kcalCarbohydrates: 232gProtein: 25gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 23gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 2226mgPotassium: 4805mgFiber: 15gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 2020IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 171mgIron: 10mg
Author: Sweet Basil
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a photo of a dish full of hot salty parmesan fries with a dish of cajun dipping sauce sitting next to it.