King's Inn Tartar Sauce - Copycat

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Total Time
9hrs 20mins
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9 hrs

This is a cloned recipe similar to the tartar sauce served at the famous King's Inn restaurant on Baffin Bay in South Texas. Delicious with seafood or as a vegetable dip! A local chef shared it with me.

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  • 1 pint mayonnaise (ie Hellmann's)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 14 cup pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup sweet pickle relish (ie Del Monte, or less to taste)
  • 3 -5 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 ounces pimientos
  • 25 Ritz crackers
  • 5 saltine crackers
  • 116 teaspoon curry powder


  1. Drain sweet pickle relish and pimentos.
  2. Put saltines and Ritz crackers in a plastic bag and crush until fine with a rolling pin.
  3. Put onions, garlic, olives, and jalapenos in food processor and chop until fine.
  4. Add pickle relish and pimentos and chop.
  5. Stir vegetables into mayonnaise.
  6. Gently fold in crushed crackers.
  7. Chill overnight to allow flavors to blend.
  8. Serve with seafood or vegetables.