Tastes Like Mc Donald's Tartar Sauce - Copycat

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I make this every time we have fish sandwiches. It tastes just like Mc Donald's so if you love their fish sandwiches you'll enjoy this. Another great copycat from Todd Wilbur.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons Hellmann's mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons heinz sweet pickle relish
  • 4 teaspoons finely minced white onions (no substitutions)
  • 2 pinches salt


  1. Combine mayonnaise, sweet relish, minced onion, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.
  4. Remove from fridge about 10 minutes before serving and stir well.
  5. Tip; If making sandwiches, add even more Mc Donald's flavor by lightly toasting cut sides of regular hamburger buns in a dry, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Watch closely so they do not burn.
  7. Melt a slice of American cheese atop a piece of cooked, breaded fish {Mrs. Paul's works well} and assemble sandwich.
Most Helpful

This does NOT taste like McDonald's tartar sauce. McDonald's tartar sauce isn't this sweet or this bland. I'm going to attempt to make tartar sauce again in the future using dill relish instead of the sweet, some of the juice from the pickles, and maybe some lemon juice and prepared mustard and see if I can obtain better results. Sorry. :(

XmysterychicaX August 31, 2008

This recipe is all wrong. Not even close. Should be Magic Whip with dill relish, minced onion, half & half, a bit of lemon juice and a pinch of sugar. Can add a bit of parsley flakes and chopped capers.

Eric B. August 05, 2015

I am in love with McDonald's tartar sauce and this is nothing like it. It's an ok tartar sauce if you like sweet tartar sauces which I do not.

Bree1979 January 06, 2015