Tartar Sauce Recipe

Tartar Sauce Recipe
Tartar Sauce
Maryse Chevriere

Tartar Sauce

At New York City's Pearl Oyster Bar, the must-get dish — aside from the lobster roll, of course — is the fried oysters appetizer. And apart from the superior fry, the key to the dish's success is the tartar sauce. Tangy, a touch of citrus, and crunch from the diced cornichons: It's fantastic. This my best attempt to recreate it.

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Deliver Ingredients


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ a small lemon
  • 6-8 cornichons, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • Salt, to taste


Combine all of the ingredients together in a small bowl, adjusting seasoning as desired.

Tartar Sauce Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Tartar Sauce Cooking Tip

Balance the amount of dishes prepared ahead and those put together last minute – serve cold dishes made in advance as well as items straight from the stove.