Easy, Real Tartar Sauce

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Recipe by ketchupqueen

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.

Top Review by L DJ3309

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.

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.

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