and Old Bay seasoning
and use it as a dipping liquid
for french fries
. Also good for crabs
, though it is definitely best on french fries.
The liquid is somewhat spicy, and if you drink it straight it tastes a little metallic and very spicy/acidic. I very strongly suggest that you don't drink it straight. This recipe seems to be a Maryland thing, since Old Bay is primarily known in Maryland. Specifically, it seems to be a popular choice in the many places that serve boardwalk fries in Ocean City, MD.