By Julesong on May 04, 2002
"Some people think tartar sauce is no big deal. But I've tasted some pretty darn bad versions (and I have yet to try a store-bought version that tastes good), so here's my favorite: my mom's recipe. The most important thing about tartar sauce, in my opinion, is that it be not at all sweet, but savory and rich instead (if you like sweet tartar sauce, this isn't the recipe for you)."
Serving Size: 1 (8 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"Well, I really liked this AFTER I added a heaping tablespoon of sweet pickle relish. It was a little too sour for me. Thanks for sharing!"
"You should put this on the shelves at the store. You will put everyone out of business! I absolutely love it, it's simple and it has NOTHING to do with the other versions I've tried(and hated). Thank you for sharing, I am steeling your recipe and making it forever mine ;)"
"Hi Julesong! This is the first time I've ever made homemade tartar sauce. It was out of necessity, but I don't see any reason to buy it premade anymore. I used fresh grated onion because I didn't have dried, but that just meant I got to use it right away. It was delicious!!!"
"Excellent. I added 1/2 tsp, of balsamic vinegar and it was just fine,"
"I waffled between 4 and 5 stars for this. The 5 stars were because it was made entirely from pantry ingredients which did not include fresh parsley or capers. The 4 stars was because I felt it could have been more tart. After tasting, I did add more pickles. (I didn't care for the balsamic vinegar flavor.) I would have added more lemon juice if I had not thrown out the lemon before tasting. In any case, this was certainly tasty if not the best in the world. When you are in a rush, this is the one for you."
"This is great! I liked the addition of chives and onion"
"My kind of tartar sauce. I didn't have balsamic vinegar so I put in a few shots of Worcestershire sauce. It was delicious."
"I'm not rating this tonite, because I just made it 5 min. ago, and I think it needs sitting a little. It was very good. I think I might use fresh onion next time, but it's excellent right now. I bet it's really super tomorrow, and then I'll rate it."
"SOOO GOOD!! I made this for cod fish sticks, recipe #256224. I've made tartar sauce before, but the dill pickles make such a difference! I didn't have dried onion, but used fresh, and didnt add the balsamic vinegar or chives because I didnt have any... the taste wasnt lacking though! this is my new tartar sauce recipe, thank you!"
"Yummy! I just made this to go with the fried catfish I'm making tonight. I lost my old recipe so whipped this one up just now. I'm so glad I did. This is the recipe I'll use from now on. I love how tangy it is. I didn't have any chives so I left those out."
"My eldest son made this (18 years old and GREAT in the kitchen). He and I both agreed that it was super easy to make and we liked how you can adjust the taste to suit your tastes. :) He added extra lemon juice and left out the dried onion flaked (too bad, I would have liked them) and we had fresh chives from the garden. It was simply wonderful. This kicks butt on the junk at the store!! :) If you prefer a tangy tartar sauce (instead of a sweet tasting one) you will like this recipe. We like tang and zip and this delivered. The balsamic vinegar was a wonderful addition! Thank you for sharing!"
"This recipe was great! I especially liked it because it was so easy to make and was made of ingredients I had on hand. It even tastes good without the pickles."
"This was very good. I usually make my own tartar sauce but was out of relish, so I was glad to find this recipe. It was nice for a change."
"Mmmmm... Very good. No onion anything in my house, so I dashed some garlic powder & dill to make up for it. So good I had to lick the mixing spoon!"
"This was fantastic! Even my husband, who never says anything but "it's alright" said it was really good. I added a touch of salt and the balsamic vinegar really added a little extra special something..."
"This is fantastic!!!! Not sweet but very savory!!!!! Thanks Jules!!!!!!!!!!"
"very good recipe,and so simple to make.thanks a million!!!"
"It's funny how slightly different ingredients make such a difference. I usually use sweet relish with a similar base but the dill pickles did it for me. Thanks for this recipe."