Tartar Sauce Recipe

By Christina Collins

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 homemade version is significantly better tasting than anything from a jar and it only take 3 minutes to make.

Fried fish sandwich with tartar sauce
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.

Check out how to make Traditional Fish & Chips!

fish & chips
Fried fish sandwich with tartar sauce

Tartar Sauce

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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