Tartar Sauce

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min

Yield:
3/4 cup
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup good mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons small-diced pickles or cornichons
  • 1 tablespoon Champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 teaspoon coarse-grained mustard
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Place all the ingredients in a food processor or mini chopper fitted with a steel blade and pulse several times until the pickles are finely chopped and all the ingredients are well mixed but not pureed.


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The Best! I quit buying tartar sauce once I found this recipe. It's so simple to make. If you don't have cornichons on hand, dice a bit of dill pickle or gherkin (but it's best with the cornichons). I've used regular Hellmann's and Light Hellmann's...both are perfect. Once again...thanks, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best Ever. Its not your traditional tartar sauce...its better. I subbed bread and butter pickles for cornichons (didn't have any) and it was still great. Added dill (had some extra) and it worked really well in there. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never comment on anything, but this is the ABSOLUTELY MOST FABULOUS tartar sauce EVER!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Better than any store brand. I have had a hard time finding a store bought tartar sauce. I'm just happy I had all the ingredients at home. I only wish I had made it for my Fish Fry yesterday! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the only tartar sauce I make. I don't even bother looking for another recipe because this one is "Just Right"! I have been making this tartar sauce for several years now and have made my own additions to suit my taste for that day....grated onion and a squeeze of lemon juice are two flavors I enjoy in my much loved tartar sauce! Sometimes I think I make fish and chips so I can eat this tartar sauce! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sauce in the video looked runny -- and it was. Made recipe with Champagne vinegar and the taste was too tart, and the capers plus Kosher salt made it too salty for our tastes. I made another tartar sauce recipe with sweet relish and lemon juice and the taste and consistency were perfect. Ina is my go-to but this recipe did not make the grade so we tossed it. I do not think tartar sauce should taste like dill sauce. Tartar sauce in the south is more sweet from the relish than sour from dill pickle. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty much perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used lemon juice instead of vingegar item not reviewed by moderator and published
used kewpie mayo and sour cream. it came out very rich and creamy. just delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good Tarter Sauce....thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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