Mississippi comeback sauce is the fun cousin of fry sauce: it’s creamy, has a surprising depth of flavor, and is perfect for fries, burgers, dogs, and more.
As a Mississippian, I feel it’s my duty to share this recipe with the world. Or, you know, with my 72 readers.
Either way, I’m putting this out there because everyone, in every state, deserves to know the beauty that is Mississippi Comeback Sauce.
This sauce is more than a sauce, really. It’s a staple, a tradition, an institution. It’s the first cousin of fry sauce, but the witty, down-to-earth cousin that everyone wants to hang out with. Sure, you might have been settling for fry sauce your whole life, thinking it was as good as you could get. I know, that used to be me.
Until I discovered comeback sauce. When that happened, there was no going back. Why would you settle for Chris Kirkpatrick when you could be hanging out with Justin Timberlake? You wouldn’t. So don’t settle for less in the condiment department, either. Make this Mississippi Comeback Sauce.
mississippi comeback sauce
adapted from Deep South Dish
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbs. chili sauce (not the Thai kind)
2 tbs. olive oil
2 tbs. ketchup
1 tbs. spicy mustard
1 tbs. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. Tony Chachere’s (other Créole seasoning would do, if you must)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
Pinch of black pepper
Dash of hot sauce
Mix all ingredients well. Let sauce sit in fridge for a few hours to let the flavors get all cozy. Serve it with anything you want, but I recommend these easy homemade French fries.
Looking for more southern dips? Try Southern Pimento Cheese.
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