Southern Comeback Sauce

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Comeback Sauce… The quintessential southern dipping sauce served with everything from fried oysters to raw veggies.

It’s a poor man’s remoulade, made with mayonnaise, ketchup, hot sauce, and a couple other well-selected ingredients.

If you are a southerner, have ever lived in the south, or wish you lived in the south, you should know how to make classic Southern Comeback Sauce.

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To make Southern Comeback Sauce start with mayonnaise and add just enough ketchup to taint it orange.

Then add a little honey, a little Worcestershire sauce, a little cajun seasoning, and hot sauce. The hot sauce you select is extremely personal…

hot sauce

Really, you can use any kind of hot sauce you like.

Sriracha, Frank’s RedHot, and Cholula are three I always have on hand. Or you can go with something a tad more simple like Tabasco.

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So what else can you use Southern Comeback Sauce on? Well… Everything!

  • Burgers and sandwiches
  • Fries of any variety
  • Chips
  • Fish
  • Shrimp
  • Hushpuppies
  • Buffalo wings
  • Over roasted vegetables
  • Stirred into soup for thickness
  • On all fried foods!

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Southern Comeback Sauce is perky, creamy, and great for dunking. It’s a fabulous complement to just about anything!

Try Southern Comeback Sauce with our:

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Crispy Hash Browns

Salt & Vinegar Potato Chip Crusted Sea Bass

Pina Colada Shrimp

Roasted Broccoli

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5 from 2 votes

Southern Comeback Sauce

Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Spicy Southern Comeback Sauce, a dip you'll make again and again.
Servings: 5
Nutrition Facts
Southern Comeback Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 ounces)
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 437mg 18%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 8g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 9.2%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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18 comments on “Southern Comeback Sauce

  1. baltisraulposted May 4, 2019 at 12:46 pm Reply

    This looks great. Making up a batch for fried catfish patties for our Kentucky Derby Party today. Will probably use 3/4 tbl of honey and 3/4 tbl of sweet chili sauce in mine. I’m always looking to add sweet chili sauce whenever I can. If you ever decide to add a 4th hot sauce to your stash, I highly recommend Crystal’s. I already have the 3 you mentioned in the house. Great minds…………………..

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  4. Kimposted September 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm Reply

    It was delicious!! I used it for Sweet Potato Fries ? ? ?

  5. Jennifer Workmanposted August 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm Reply

    This was phenomenal on fried green tomatoes!!

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  8. Sydelleposted September 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm Reply

    I am allergic to honey, is there something that can be used as a substitute?

    • Sommerposted September 9, 2016 at 10:27 pm Reply

      Hi Sydelle!

      Try agave, stevia, or plain sugar. :)

  9. Susanposted August 4, 2016 at 2:30 pm Reply

    What kind of hot sauce. There are so many variations and all taste different

    • Sommerposted August 9, 2016 at 9:15 am Reply

      Hi Susan,

      In the post I mentioned personalizing the Comeback Sauce with your favorite type of hot sauce. Really, you can use any kind of hot sauce you like! Sriracha, Frank’s RedHot, and Cholula are three I always have on hand. Or you can go with something a tad more simple like Tabasco. Happy Cooking!

  10. Kateposted July 17, 2016 at 11:26 am Reply

    First of all, love the name! I’ve never heard of Comeback Sauce but sounds like the perfect burger sauce to me. 

  11. Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 7, 2016 at 7:15 am Reply

    I need this sauce on everything!

  12. Emily @ Life on Foodposted July 6, 2016 at 8:19 pm Reply

    Sauce makes everything better. This one looks super good.

  13. Gaby Dalkinposted July 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm Reply

    Next level sauce! Love your list of ideas for everything it can go on!

  14. Mariaposted July 6, 2016 at 2:15 pm Reply

    I think my boys would dip just about anything in this sauce!

  15. Vickieposted July 6, 2016 at 10:31 am Reply

    This would be great on Blackeyed Pea Cakes and a number of things. Thank you for sharing!

  16. cookbook queenposted July 6, 2016 at 8:45 am Reply

    I LOVE Comeback Sauce but I can’t believe I’ve never made it myself! I’m SO excited to try it!