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Mardi Gras Mustard Dipping Sauce (Sorta Like Popeyes but Better)

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I’m probably one of the few people that has never been to a  Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen fried chicken establishment before. So whether this sauce tastes like theirs or not, I haven’t a clue on my own.

My hubby though, said it was very good, but a little spicier, and had more flavor. So I’m going with what he said! Sounds good to me!

I LOVE a good dipping sauce, and this one is just a bit hotter than your joe-average mustard sauce. But, that’s what made it soooo good!!

A little spicy, a little hot, a tad sweet…and has you coming back for more and more for each and every single bite!

My copycat version of this sauce, based on one of my hubby’s favorite fried chicken places, went extremely well with the spicy hot chicken tenders I made! So I think that you’re really going to enjoy this knockoff Mardi Gras Mustard Dipping Sauce recipe, as well as the, (coming soon!), chicken! We certainly did!



And this dipping sauce isn’t only just for chicken. This sauce would be killer with fish, fried shrimp, oysters or crab, as a sandwich spread, marinade or basting sauce on grilled chicken or pork chops, or even a salad dressing!

Though if topping a salad, you might want to thin it out a little with just a little bit of olive oil slowly whisked in. Unless you prefer thicker, stick to the lettuce dressings like I do!

At any rate, this sauce has endless possibilities! And uses such simple ingredients, that you probably already have them all right on hand!

I made sure that my recipe makes just a small amount, too, so that you can adjust everything to suit yourself. Mellow it out with more mayo if you prefer a milder taste, add more cayenne for extra heat, and, multiply it for however many servings you’d like or need.

Seems everyone has their own specific preference on what “dipping sauce” they like these days. So, setting this out along with an array of sauces such as barbecue, Ranch, or even Buffalo, makes everyone happy.


So if you’re like me and tire of the same old, syrupy-sweet, blah mustard sauces, and would like a spicy little kick, be sure to try this one! It’ll certainly liven up the party and add some spice and zip to whatever you’re serving!

Fantastic as is, but also easily adjustable to your own personal taste! Versatile, endless uses, so whip up a little batch today! Enjoy!


*Spicy-hot, double-breaded, lip smackin’ good cajun chicken tenders coming next!


Mardi Gras Mustard Dipping Sauce (Like Popeyes)
Yield: 1 - 2 servings

Mardi Gras Mustard Dipping Sauce (Like Popeyes)


  • 2 Tbl. mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbl. whole grain mustard such as Maille's Old Style
  • 1 Tbl. spicy brown mustard such as French's
  • 2 tsp. prepared extra hot horseradish
  • 1/4 tsp. cajun seasoning such as Slap Ya Mama
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/16 tsp. cayenne
  • 2 tsp. packed dark brown sugar (or to taste)


  • Add all ingredients into a small bowl and stir to blend well.
  • Pop into fridge and let sit a half an hour or longer to let the flavors blend and the sugar crystals fully dissolve.
  • Stir before serving.
  • Notes

    *2 Tablespoons Zatarain's Creole mustard can be used in place of both mustards if you happen to have some on hand. If using, you might want to lessen/adjust the cajun seasoning, crushed red pepper, and garlic powder, as that brand already has a little bit in it.


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