Mock Tartare Sauce ( Tartar Sauce )

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I made this recipe last week to accompany fish fingers! My wife said that I must share this with other people because it's sooooo good. The recipe below is for 2 people.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons of diet mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped gherkin
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped pickled onion
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped


  1. Finely chop the gherkin,onion and garlic and mix with the mayonaise.
  2. Increase the amounts as required depending on amount of guests.


Most Helpful

Excellent, quick and easy. Loved the pickled onion. Didn't have any gherkin so used dill pickle relish (what a great way to use that up!) Forgot the garlic, added some lemon juice to take some of the creaminess away, a dash of Worcestershire sauce (which I don't think added anything) and threw in a few capers. Wow, it was good, and that from a Brit who is very fussy about what goes with fish and chips! Thanks!

Transplanted English Rose May 26, 2010

An excellent tartar sauce and it's not an imitation recipe because it's very good as it is and has nothing to be ashamed of. I made this tonight for use with tomorrows fish as things like this are always better the following day. I used garlic dills as thats what I always keep on hand. I'll keep this on file to use again.

Annacia May 03, 2012

Super fast and very easy! Thanks John for a great cheat's recipe. I made a batch for the two of us to accompany some beer battered chips and calamari squid rings; but can see that this would be great with fish fingers in a butty maybe! Used my own homemade mayonnaise and also added a caper or two! Merci encore, FT:-)

French Tart April 09, 2010

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