Homemade Tartar Sauce

My homemade tartar sauce with fish sticks and lemon wedges.

I shared my recipe for my favorite fish fry mix on the blog recently and there’s nothing better with fried fish than a batch of homemade tartar sauce. It’s surprisingly easy to make and so much better than the bottled kind. Give it a try. Start with the recipe as written and then adjust for your own taste. You can use less or more of any of the ingredients. If the flavor is a bit strong for your taste as is, add another spoonful of mayonnaise. If it doesn’t have enough kick, add a dash of lemon or even a pinch of cayenne pepper. It’s your sauce. Play with the ingredients until you end up with something you love.

Easy Tartar Sauce Recipe
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Easy Tartar Sauce Recipe


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp grated onion
  • 2 tsp mince dill pickles
  • 1 tsp finely chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp minced parsley
  • 2 tsp minced pimentos

Grate or chop all ingredients and place them into a mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise and mix well. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

If you like a little more kick to your tartar sauce, you can add a few drops of lemon juice or a few capers.


For more simple recipes like this homemade tartar sauce, you can make from scratch, pick up a copy of my Kindle Cookbook. It includes a great fish fry mix recipe along with plenty of other mixes you’re going to want to try.

Homemade Mixes – Make It Yourself and Save

homemade-mixes-kindleMaking your own mix from scratch rather than buying it in the store not only saves you money but also saves you from all the additives and preservatives that are put in the foods we buy. The recipes include:

  • Apple Pie Spice Mix
  • Basic Muffin Mix
  • Brownie Mix
  • Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • Corn Bread Mix
  • Cream of Soup Mix
  • Fajita Seasoning
  • Fish Fry Coating Mix
  • Fruited Oatmeal Mix
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
  • Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Mix


A bowl of my favorite tartar sauce. Perfect with fried fish.

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