American Tartar Sauce

Tartar Sauce is the go-to dip in America for fish and seafood. You can find it on the plate for fried clams in Maine, broiled salmon in Seattle, crab cakes in Maryland, or fried catfish in Mississippi.

Tartar Sauce

Use this wonderful creamy-tangy sauce as a dip for fried and grilled fish and seafood. Mississippians couldn't imagine fried catfish without it, nor could a New Englander for their beloved fried clams.
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Course: Condiment, Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: American, American Northeast, North American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 Tbsp
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Bowl
  • Container with lid


  • cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Bread and butter pickles, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Sweet onion, minced
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Red chili flakes
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper


  • Combine everything in a bowl. Refrigerate 3 hours for the flavors to meld.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.003mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.04mg

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