Homemade Tartar Sauce

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How to make homemade Tartar sauce. It’s easier than you think!

Having fish for dinner this past week was the perfect excuse to make this.

How to Make Homemade Tartar Sauce from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The other day I headed to the grocery store to do some shopping and a certain young man behind the counter recommended the catfish to me. Since I was needing fish for dinner and hubby loves catfish, I obliged the young man. Of course, it could have been because the young man looked a bit like my elder son. Suspiciously so. Hmmm…


Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

To begin, finely mince about 1/3 cup of shallot.


Toss that in a bowl with 1 cup of mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons of dill pickle relish.


Add in about a half teaspoon each of salt & pepper and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Whisk it all together.


It’s that simple! Enjoy it with your favorite fish.

How to Make Homemade Tartar Sauce from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

How to Make Homemade Tartar Sauce from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Constance Smith - Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Make this simple recipe at home!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauces, Dressings and Toppings
Cuisine American
Servings 5


  • 1/3 c minced shallot
  • 1 c mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tb dill pickle relish
  • 2 Tb lemon juice


  • Combine all in a bowl, whisk together and serve as desired. Enjoy!


NOTE: Regular onion can be used instead of shallots - I just like the mild flavor of the shallots. ALSO: After you have mixed it up, give it a sample and adjust it to taste. Like it tangier? Add a little more lemon juice. More "pickley"? a little more relish.

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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24 thoughts on “Homemade Tartar Sauce”

  1. My husband and I LOOOOOVE tartar sauce. Sometimes we think it's the best part of a fish 'n chips meal. When we were in high school, we went to McDonald's a lot and we used to ask for dishes of tartar sauce to dip our french fries in. Lol – I love the pic of your son at work. He only looks slightly embarrassed :) Your fish looks amazing too. What I wouldn't give to have a meal at your place, Constance!

  2. Cute son!!! And your catfish and tartar sauce look divine!!
    My recent post Pork Tenderloin with Plum Sauce #SundaySupper

  3. I'm so, so glad you posted this! I don't eat tartar sauce so it's always expired halfway through the bottle and then my husband gets mad that we don't have any. Now I can whip up my own!
    My recent post Italian-Style Tomato Sauce #SundaySupper


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