Tartar Sauce Tips
Why is it called tartar sauce?
Tartar sauce originated in France as sauce tartare, named after the Tatars, who settled in the Ukraine and parts of Russia. The French, in producing this mayonnaise or aioli-based sauce, may have based the “tartar” moniker upon their own varied spelling of the Tatar name, which was “Tartare”.
Is there gluten in tartar sauce?
Tartar sauce is typically made of mayonnaise, chopped pickles or gherkins, and onions, capers, or fresh parsley. As such, it is gluten-free. For those who follow a gluten-free diet, always check the label to verify that the mayonnaise you are using is gluten-free.
What goes well with tartar sauce?
Tartar sauce traditionally pairs excellently with seafood, notably fish and fries
. However, it can also be used as a condiment with fried chicken
and even burgers
. It is all a matter of personal taste!