Homemade Tartar Sauce

Homemade tartar sauce

For me, fried seafood is hardly worth eating without a great tartar sauce for dipping. Maybe it’s a “Southern thing,” but honestly, some seafood restaurants down here are often judged by their ability to make and serve tasty tartar sauce. I make a lot of fish recipes and eat a lot of seafood, and I always make my own homemade tartar sauce. Those commercial brands just don’t “cut it” with my family.

Try my basic recipe, then “tweak” it to make it your own by adding your favorite flavors. These might include hot sauce, chives, parsley, chipotle, bell peppers, capers, or anything else that you think might improve the taste to your individual liking.

Holle’s tartar sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion, with juice
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • ½  teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Blend all ingredients together well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours to allow the flavors to blend. Before serving, give the sauce a quick stir.

If you like low carb recipes, you can make this a low carb tartar sauce by substituting Splenda or Truvia for the sugar. You’ll also need to use sugar-free sweet pickle relish.