There are 2 kinds of people who will read this blog post: those who know what Raising Cane’s is, and those who don’t. If you are lucky enough to be familiar with it, you’ll know Raising Canes (or Layne’s for you loyalist Aggies out there- myself included) is a fast food restaurant that serves nothing but chicken fingers and fries.

And an awesome, awesome dipping sauce.

As far as I know, it’s mostly us Southern (and a few Midwestern) states that have Cane’s restaurants, but it looks like they’ll be expanding all over before too long. Then it’ll be Cane’s for all! Yippee!

If you know Cane’s sauce, this post will having you jumping for joy. If you don’t, all you need to know is that it’s the best thing to happen to chicken since….well, frying, I guess. It’s mayonnaise-based with a tangy, spicy kick. IT’S AWESOME. Just make it, and try it.

Raising Cane’s Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise (not miracle whip!)
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon (just a splash) white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all ingredients and chill until ready to serve. Serve with chicken strips or nuggets (fries are also great dipped in it!). Serves 2-4.

Recipe source: adapted from Food.com

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  1. There is a special place in my heart (stomach?) for Layne’s. Cane’s is a good substitute …but I always feel like I’m cheating.

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    amy Reply:

    I know. We’re the same way! I’ll always be a Layne’s girl!

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    matt Reply:

    I too love layne’s. its important to note that Raising Cane’s was not a spin off of Layne’s in CS. Cane’s started in Louisiana next to LSU.

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    Comment by Delia — July 18, 2012 @ 1:59 PM

  2. So many good things come from Aggieland! Thanks for this!

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    amy Reply:

    They sure do!

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    Comment by Candy Covington — July 18, 2012 @ 4:00 PM

  3. We just got two restaurants here. After seeing this sauce, I may have to go in for a try. Or not…your homemade version is certainly better.

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    Comment by Kelsey — July 18, 2012 @ 7:39 PM

  4. I don’t live anywhere near America and I knew nothing of this restaurant before seeing your post. It’s probably lucky that in terms of fried chicken I have only a few, dubious KFCs to choose from – I would otherwise be the size of a house. Home-made therefore, is the best way for me to go and next time I’ll try this sauce. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy your fried chicken food porn, miniature as it may be :)

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    Comment by Denise — July 19, 2012 @ 1:27 PM

  5. I live in Minnesota and I had never heard of Raising Cane’s until one was built a mile from my house! We LOVE it there and their sauce is amazing!!

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    Comment by Gina — July 19, 2012 @ 3:08 PM

  6. It looks so yummy. I’m craving while making this comment..:-) I Will make this one of these days..:-)

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    Comment by best recipe chef — July 20, 2012 @ 3:02 AM

  7. omg. I love you. I moved back home to Cleveland where there are no Raising Cane’s anywhere :( In Columbus, I would go there once a month at least! I even emailed the company and told them establishing a location in the Cleveland area would be a great idea, lol!

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    Comment by Ruth — July 20, 2012 @ 9:25 PM

  8. Hi Amy,

    I just found about your site from Steph at Plain Chicken and I love your recipes. Your little dog is adorable. We have 5 dogs (all rescues)ourselves. Could you consider putting a save the recipe feature on your site so we can save your recipes to the ziplist recipe box? It saves on printer paper and is so convenient.

    I live in Indianapolis and we do not have the Raising Cane’s restaurant-I wish we did, but I will enjoy your version of the recipes.

    Pamela Stevens, BSW/MS Gerontology

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    amy Reply:

    Thank you, Pamela! We adore our sweet Izzy girl and are considering adopting another!

    I will have my tech support (aka: hubby) take a look at that for me- I probably need to get with the times and update a few things! Thank you for the suggestion!

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    Comment by Pamela Stevens — July 23, 2012 @ 12:35 PM

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  10. well i have tried yours and like it but i have to say that the only thing u added that isn’t in the real thing is the vinegar. but yours was still good.

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    amy Reply:

    Yes, that’s why it says “adapted” under the recipe.

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    Comment by morgan — August 2, 2012 @ 9:58 PM

  11. I don’t have garlic salt. Would garlic powder work if I added salt too?

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    amy Reply:

    Sure! But I would hold off on the salt until you taste it. It may not even need it.

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    Comment by Deborah — August 19, 2012 @ 8:40 PM

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  13. tysm!!

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    Comment by Crystal — December 29, 2012 @ 6:27 PM

  14. I just made this dip for my zucchini cakes – The dip is amazing now I how to wait till later tonight to see how the two taste together! Thanks for sharing!

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    Comment by Christi Ryan — December 31, 2012 @ 5:01 PM

  15. I made it it is so good but i added a little salt and chilli powder

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    Comment by Clare B — February 22, 2013 @ 11:49 AM

  16. Im from Colorado and discovered canes in Mississippi! Love it! Too yummy. Love this sauce but i added a little honey and Tabasco. Gave it a kick i loved :-)

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    amy Reply:

    Awesome!!

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    Comment by vanessa — April 9, 2013 @ 6:37 PM

  17. Thank you! My husband is in the military so we move a lot. We recently moved from Louisiana where our family LOVED going to Canes. We now live in Indiana and have yet to see one here so I can promise I will be making your version of the “secret” sauce! Yeah! I know what we are having for dinner tonight!

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    Comment by Sybil Reeves — June 2, 2013 @ 2:01 AM

  18. We just tried making this and I think its missing something. Every time we go to Cane’s I could swear I taste season salt (my mom put it on everything she made when I was growing up), and all the homemade ones we have tried we have used seasoned salt and it comes closer than what I think this recipe does. Maybe I am missing something.

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    amy Reply:

    Feel free to add whatever you think is missing. This recipe just happens to suit us personally.

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    Comment by Shani — June 25, 2013 @ 12:59 PM

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  20. This is totally the secret sauce from Lamplighter’s in New Ulm, Minnesota. I have never seen this recipe anywhere else – my mom used to work there and stole the recipe, and we use it as dip for everything, more or less.

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