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Spicy Southern Comeback Sauce

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Comeback sauce is a perfect dipping sauce for a variety of foods, shrimp, crab cakes, veges, fried pickles or French fries! It also makes a great dressing!

Comeback sauce in a white bowl with a hand dipping a crab cake in.Pin

Comeback sauce is a traditional Southern US dip that originated in Jackson MS, according to Spruce eats. Fun fact – The name is thought to have been derived from the traditional southern saying, “Y’all come back now, ya hear?

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What you need?

  • mayonnaise
  • ketchup
  • worcestershire sauce
  • honey
  • hot sauce
  • garlic
  • dry mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
Ingredients for making sauce. Honey, lemon, dry mustard, mayonnaise, garlic, hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, ketchupPin

Uses for Comeback Sauce

Comeback sauce is a very versatile condiment that can used for so many things. Use it as a topping for fish tacos, a dipping sauce for seafood or fish cakes, French fries, fried pickles, a condiment for sandwiches, or a dressing for salads. Serve it with raw veggies, chicken tenders, onion rings or veggie tots.

How to make Comeback Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients to bowl.
  2. Mix well.
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It is best to make this sauce at least 24 hours ahead. Refrigerate until ready to use. Will last about a week in the refrigerator in air tight container!

Close up of chive covered comeback sauce.Pin

Use your favorite brand of hot sauce. Sriracha, Frank’s Red hot, Tabasco, or even your own, homemade!

Other delicious sauces

Serving tray with crab cakes and sauce garnished with lettuce leaves.Pin

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Comeback sauce in white bowl with chive garnish.

Spicy Southern Comeback Sauce

Comeback sauce is a perfect dipping sauce for a variety of foods, shrimp, crab cakes, veges, fried pickles or French fries! It also makes a great dressing!
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Course: Condiment, sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 11 servings
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $2



  • Mix all ingredients well in a small mixing bowl.
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Sauce is best when made a day in advance, to let flavors marry.
Comeback sauce will last at least 1 week, stored in an air tight container, in the refrigerator.
Do not freeze.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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Originally published 3/20/20

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