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 15, 2008

I have made tartar sauce with cream of tartar for years! I found this recipe because I was looking to see if anyone else uses this ingredient. Cream of Tartar adds a tang. It is also fantastic in mashed potatoes! (not tooo much, though. Maybe 1/2 t. or less)

dem2dogs April 07, 2016

At what point did you decide that notwithstanding specifying the use of a shop bought imitation mayonnaise you could still use the title "Real" ?

cwebbe February 26, 2016

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