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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This looks so yummy! The recipe is very similar to a shrimp dip I make for tailgating. Minus some cream cheese, shrimp, of course, and a few other items. 🙂
I’ll have to try this!
Thank you, Nicki! Let me know what you think!
This looks like something my hubby would LOVE. Will have to show it to him!
Thank you, Kelsie! I sure love it!
Jo Mack says
That looks gorgeous! It reminds me (how it looks) like the sauce in the big Mac (hre in the UK anyway)… is it at all like that? cause I love Maccy-D’s sauce 🙂
I’ve never had a Big Mac so I can’t say if they’re similar, but this would be great on a burger!
The stuff on a Big Mac is like Thousand Island dressing. Comeback sauce puts that stuff to shame!
I agree, Stacey!
Mishael Witty says
Pinning this to save for later. I’ve heard of this before (but I don’t think I’ve ever had it), and now I finally know how to make it. Thanks! 🙂
Thank you, Mishael! I hope you love it!
GiGi Eats says
I just got this avocado mayo in the mail, I should try it with this recipe!
Oh gosh, that’s brilliant! You have to let me know how it goes!
I’m usually not the biggest fan of mayo, but you have me intrigued! I need to try this out!! 😀 Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thanks, Farrah! I’m not a mayo fan, either. I can’t stand the taste of it on its own, but in this recipe it just adds creaminess to the other bold flavors.
I love comeback sauce. I usually use it for chicken fingers.
That’s my favorite way to have it, too 🙂
We love our dipping sauces! This looks like a great twist on classic fry sauce. Pinned to my dips board
I think you’re going to love it! Let me know what you think!
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
I’ve never had comeback sauce, but I always love dipping my fries in something! This sauce sounds pretty easy to mix up with ingredients I mostly have in the house already. Yum!
Ooh, you should try it! I love having a dip, too, and this one is so good.