Comeback Sauce

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried a good southern comeback sauce. It’s the sister of Thousand Island dressing and the cousin of the remoulade. This slightly tart, mildly spiced, creamy sauce is pure heaven on earth. It pairs well with just about anything, but it’s fabulous on deep fried (or air fried) foods. It’s also a great low-carb, keto-friendly sauce!

What is Comeback Sauce?

Legend has it that this addictive sauce originated in a Greek restaurant in Mississippi. Well, that comeback sauce was really just a house dressing. People were so enamored with it; they kept coming back for more. This sauce has several variations, so don’t get stuck on which one is authentic. The most authentic thing you can do is devise this sauce to suit your palate. That is what we’ve done, and we know you’ll love it. Serve this sauce on sandwiches, fish, chicken, or a dip for French fries and fried pickles.

Comeback Sauce Ingredients:

  • Real mayonnaise
  • Chili sauce (the tomato kind, not the Asian sauce)
  • Ketchup
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Creole or spicy mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic 
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Hot sauce (optional)
fried pickles with comeback sauce
Image by: bhofack2

How to make it comeback sauce:

  • Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour sauce into an airtight jar or plastic container. 
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Comeback sauce will last for up to 1 week when stored properly in the fridge.
  • If you are not a fan of grainy or spicy mustards, substitute with Dijon. Look for the chili sauce in the ketchup aisle.

Ways to use this sauce:

This sauce is amazing on smoked or fried catfish. We also like to serve it on our delicious Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwiches and our Fried Pickles recipes. Truthfully, you can eat this sauce with a spoon!  

Comeback Sauce

Comeback Sauce

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried a good southern comeback sauce. It’s the sister of Thousand Island dressing and the cousin of the remoulade.
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Course: Dips
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: comeback sauce, Dips, southern sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 241kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce (the tomato kind, not the Asian sauce)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Creole or spicy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 2-3 dashes hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour sauce into a jar or plastic container, and apply lid. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Comeback sauce will last for up to 1 week when stored properly in the fridge.
    Recipe makes 1 1/2 cups.
  • If you are not a fan or grainy or spicy mustards, then substitute with Dijon. Look for the chili sauce in the ketchup aisle.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
Comeback Sauce

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