By PanNan on November 20, 2002
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"I haven't purchased tartar sauce in many years. We do not like any hint of sweetness, preferring the combination of dill pickle, lemon, onion and Worcestershire to flavor the sauce. This will keep a long time in the refrigerator. Note to World Tour participants - this recipe is included in the British category. Similar sauce recipes (making the mayonnaise from scratch, of course) go back to Medieval times, and have been found in British books as early as 1685. It's also wonderful served with fish and chips, if you aren't very fond of malt vinegar."
Serving Size: 1 (47 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Glad to hear someone abhors sweet relish in tartar sauce. I make it the exact same way, except I use a squirt of ketchup instead of the Worcestershire sauce, I will try it your way next time. Nothing beats homemade tartar sauce, the stuff in the jars does not compare!"
"Thanks for the great recipe!! I did not have onion flakes so I subbed in a dashr or two of onion powder... I also did not have parsley so I left it out... What a great taste... This one is not for the ones that like sweet tartar sauce... Has a little bite, but excellent quality..."
"Perfect! Made it with vegan mayo and it tastes exactly like store-bought."
"This was way better than the grocery store and no preservatives. Thanks for the recipe. It's a keeper!!"
"This is great! I used sweet pickle relish instead of dill."
"Just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing the recipe."
"WOW great tartar sauce. Loved the fresh flavors, will make this one all the time to use with fish. This time I served it with Recipe #133308 and coleslaw."
"The flavor is fantastic! I think next time I will seed the pickle since it was a little thinner than I prefer. I also added a couple splashes of malt vinegar, a trick I learned from a British pub. I will definitely be making this again!!!"
"I made this recipe a few nights ago to go with the Fish and Chips that I made. (The Beer Batter on this site - the one with the most reviews is the one I used). This tartar sauce was excellent and really tasted good with the battered fish. I halved the recipe for one person and used chopped dill pickle and fresh lemon juice. I will not buy tartar sauce in the store anymore - will make this recipe. I would recommend this recipe to anyone. Much tastier than store bought."
"Excellent Tartar sauce, I only made one change to this. I used fresh yellow onion and used 2 tbsp. after sitting in the fridge all day it had a great flavor with my fish and chips. thank you for sharing!"
"Very good. I did add salt and pepper"
"Made this homemade tartar sauce to go with some oven-baked fish. We really enjoyed the sauce -- so much better to make it from scratch vs. bottled sauce. I made a couple of minor changes by reducing the amount of mayo and increasing the dill pickle relish - just our preference. Will definitely make this sauce again - so easy to prepare. Thanks for the post."
"This is very good... I want it to have a little kick but am not sure how to accomplish that. In any case, it's a great recipe and I prefer making things to buying them. I'll see if flavor develops after it ages a day... and I'll read some reviews to see how I might tweak it to make it perfect... the kids really loved it.
Thanks a bunch!"
"Very similar to the one I've been making for years. I used dill relish and fresh onion. The worcestershire sauce gave it a nice little kick. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT 8."
"Tasty! My last tag for ZWT#8 and Pee Wee Herman would be proud...another great adventure!!! Made for ZWT#8~Australia/Family Picks."
"This is quite different than the store bought tartar sauce, the parsley really sets it apart. We very much enjoyed this version. Thanks so much!"
"I made it using dill relish. I still used the food processor. It was great with our fish tonight. Thanks PanNan :) Made for ZWT8 for Diners, Winers and Chives"
"This is delicious homemade tartar sauce. I loved it and will use it again.
Made for ZWT8 for the Diners, Winers and Chives team."
"I cut this down to 1/2 cup, as that was all I needed for dinner. I rarely use tarter sauce, but enjoy it on the occasions where I have fish and chips. It's nice to have such an easy and classic sauce that I can make from ingredients that I normally keep on hand. The lemon and Worcestershire sauce gave this a brightness that most homemade recipes don't have, and the parsley gave it a nice fresh note. I used dill pickle this time, but I may try with capers instead next time (I prefer capers to pickles). Made for ZWT8."