Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

I was astounded that not one recipe for tartar sauce on 'zaar actually contained cream of tartar. This is a basic version; add anything you like in your tartar sauce to the base, such as lemon juice, capers, or dill. Tartar sauce is great with just about any fried fish dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix mayonnaise and pickle in small bowl.
  2. Add cream of tartar.
  3. Add sugar to taste.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until served; keeps well in fridge.
  5. Note: This tartar sauce changes color when allowed to sit or exposed to air; it is still safe to eat until it begins to turn rancid.
Most Helpful

Tartar Sauce (Tartare Sauce has nothing to do with the product cream of tartar. Tartar sauce, or as the French refer to it, sauce tartare, consists of mayonnaise, mustard, chives, chopped gherkins, and tarragon, according to C. Owen’s “Choice Cooking,�, circa 1889. In French, it is loosely translated as ‘rough,’ as the Tartars were considered rough, violent, and savage.

L DJ April 16, 2008

Chosen for Pick a Chef, I made this to go on my veggie fillets. It was very good. I have never made tartar sauce before so I really don't have one to compare it to. I will be trying anothers recipe in the future and expect that I moght just return to this one. It was very easy!

Chef Mommie October 05, 2005