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Jan 20, 2013 01:41 PM

Does anyone eat tartar sauce with anything other than fish?

Love tartar sauce, great sauce with fish. Does anyone use it with anything else? Just wondering. SO loves it with steak, but many a person stares at him oddly when he suggests it.

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    1. re: foodieX2

      I hadn't heard of that until I moved to the Pacific Northwest. I still prefer thousand island dressing, but tartar sauce is the standard dip here.

      1. re: MsMaryMc

        I am a born/raised New Englander. Maybe it because fried clams/fish always come with FF's but I love the combo. A dip in ketchup and a dip in tartar. Perfection!

        1. re: MsMaryMc

          Dick's Drive In fries & their tartar sauce.

          1. re: foodieX2

            So does my wife. I have been known to use it on hamburgers a la the local Frisch's Big Boy chain or on other kinds of sandwiches.

            1. Second for fries. When I get the fish & chips at what used to be Hamburger Hamlet, I ask for extra tartar sauce and then use it ALL on the fries.

              It's good in devilled eggs or egg salad too. When I was a kid, the tartar sauce my mom made was basically chopped dill pickle and chopped egg in mayonnaise, sort of like a shortcut sauce gribiche. Commercial tartar sauce being eggless, using it with egg works very nicely. I think it would also be good in ham salad.

              1. My two favorite things are fried okra and fried green tomatoes. I like it on popcorn shrimp and clam strips and fried oysters. I like it as a sandwich spread also

                1. In seattle french frys are not dipped in Ketchup