Easy Tartar Sauce Recipe

By Christina Collins

Fried fish sandwich with tartar sauce

Tangy, savory and delicious!

Tartar sauce is the perfect accompaniment to fried fish and once you make this easy homemade version, you will NEVER buy it from a store ever again. This very easy tartar sauce recipe is significantly better tasting than anything from a jar, and it only take 3 minutes to make.

Fried fish sandwich with homemade tartar sauce recipe
Change it up and make a delicious Fried Fish Sandwich with homemade Tartar Sauce

To make this easy recipe, you simply add all the ingredients in the food processor and pulse until well combined. That’s it! Its extremely flavorful and can be made at least 3 days in advance.

Traditional Fish & Chips
The best Fish & Chip recipe is a batter that is thin and crunchy encapsulating a moist, flavorful piece of cod. Serve it with a tangy, homemade tartar sauce that is very easy to make.

Easy Tartar Sauce Recipe

Fried fish sandwich with tartar sauce

Tartar Sauce

The most perfect accompaniment to fried fish of any kind.
Course condiment
Cuisine British, Seafood


  • 1/2 cup good mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons small-diced pickles or cornichons (drained and patted dry)
  • 1 tablespoon Champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon capers (drained & patted dry)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse-grained mustard
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper


  • 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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