Simple tartar sauce for deep fried seafood. It is better if prepared several hours before you will be using it, but it can be used immediately. Store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, and minced onion. Stir in lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

268.4 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 2.6g 1% DV; fat 29.1g 45% DV; cholesterol 13.9mg 5% DV; sodium 228.7mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2003
Absolutely wonderful recipe! I did not have any sweet relish on hand but I did have bread and butter pickles. So I minced a few slices and used them instead. This recipe was so light and fresh tasting. I will NEVER use store bought tartar sauce again. One other thing...you really do need to let it set for awhile. I had to use mine almost immediately and while it was still very good, it definately improved with some time. Try this recipe, you will not be disappointed. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Standard fare but good. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2003
Absolutely wonderful recipe! I did not have any sweet relish on hand but I did have bread and butter pickles. So I minced a few slices and used them instead. This recipe was so light and fresh tasting. I will NEVER use store bought tartar sauce again. One other thing...you really do need to let it set for awhile. I had to use mine almost immediately and while it was still very good, it definately improved with some time. Try this recipe, you will not be disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2008
Yum-o...Great basic tartar sauce. I've made it per instructed and with modifications. I prefer to use dehydrated "Real-Lemon" powder instead of lemon juice (it makes it less runny) and I double pickles (at least) but drain them on paper towel first, again so that it is not runny. I have also used horseradish instead of onion which gives it a different, but not unpleasant, taste. Leaving it to marry in the fridge is advised as it really brings the flavors together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2007
This is really the best tartar sauce....but I skip the optional lemon juice and we squeeze fresh lemon on our fish instead...not everyone likes the lemony taste in tartar sauce. I have enhanced this with a TBS. of ketchup or cocktail sauce and a tsp. of dried dill. This makes a yummy sauce for boiled shrimp or seared scallops. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2003
The best tartar ever. Wouldn't think of buying tartar sauce again. I used dill instead of sweet pickle. So good I been drinkin' it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This is very simple & tasty, which is my kind of recipe! I used light mayo & dill relish due to the simple fact of me not liking sweet relish. I will use this again & again, thanks Diane!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2007
This is the BEST tartar sauce!! I omitted the onion and substituted onion powder to save time. I also took the tip of using dill pickle juice instead of lemon. We used fatfree mayo and it was DELICIOUS!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
Excellent! I found this recipe a couple of weeks ago and have made it three times. We eat fish at least twice a week and I never realized that this sauce could be so easy to make. I rarely have sweet pickle relish, but another reviewer chopped up some sweet pickles and I did the same. The sauce is much more flavorful after a few hours in the fridge, overnight is best. This is a terrific, easy recipe and one for my files. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2002
this was so quick and simple.. i had never really thought about making my own tartar sauce... will not buy any again when i can make it.. i added some dill weed for pizzaz.. great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2007
This did require another scoopful of pickle relish but otherwise it was really good! Just like the tartar sauce they serve in the authentic fish and chips shop. I served it with fried shrimp and there was none to put back in the fridge for leftovers. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Standard fare but good. Read More
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