Like it or leave it describes the way many people feel about tartar sauce. John Woods, in his series, Fifty Ways to Love a Catfish, shares his simple homemade Southern tartar sauce recipe that is absolutely delicious. Try it, you’ll love it.
John Woods is known as “Mr. Catfish” and is a recognized authority on the subject of cooking US Pond Raised-Catfish. His catfish cooking career has spanned more than three decades. He has cooked catfish and accompanying side dishes for tens of thousands of people across the United States and Canada through his catering company. His restaurants, featuring pond-raised catfish, were highly successful and his recipes are still in demand.
Woods’ series, Fifty Ways to Love a Catfish, is a comprehensive series on the “How to” of frying, baking, broiling, searing, steaming, smoking, stewing, grilling, air-frying and even sous-vide of cooking this wonderful and versatile fish. Some have called this series: the video Bible” of cooking catfish.
Tartar Sauce – Simple and Delicious
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoon
- Cutting board and knife to dice onion
- Kitchen spoon or spatula
- Medium size mixing bowl
- Bowl for the finished sauce
The Main Ingredients
- 2 cups of your favorite mayonnaise (I like Duke’s)
- 1/2 cup (or to taste) of finely chopped onions (Sweet, Vidalia, Yellow preferred)
- ¼ cup (or to taste) of sweet pickle relish or dill relish (your preference)
Optional Ingredients – Add these if you want
- Salt and pepper to taste. Lawry’s season salt is a good addition.
- 2 teaspoons of white granulated sugar
- Squeeze of lemon.
Mix all of the ingredients together.
Refrigerate up to 5 days. Do not freeze. Without the onions, you can refrigerate up to several weeks.
- Experiment with the measurements to create your own recipe.
- We often delete the relish and add jalapenos for a great dipping sauce for roasted potatoes or as a different version of tartar sauce.
- If you do not have relish, chop dill or any other pickle that you have in your refrigerator.
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