tartar sauce

tar·​tar sauce | \ ˈtär-tər- How to pronounce tartar sauce (audio) \
variants: or tartare sauce

Definition of tartar sauce

: a sauce made principally of mayonnaise and chopped pickles

Examples of tartar sauce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Start with cod cakes and a dab of lobster tartar sauce, or the Crunchy French Toast with fresh strawberry, slivered almonds, and vanilla mascarpone cream. Brad Johnson, Bon Appétit, 1 July 2022 Or tuck them between two slices of French bread with a slice of juicy red tomato and a smear of tartar sauce or rémoulade. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, 7 June 2022 Best served with no condiments—although a spicy tartar sauce is OK—and a Bloody Mary rimmed with Old Bay. Tim Neville, Outside Online, 8 July 2021 The natural condiment with fried fish is tartar sauce; nothing else gives a satisfyingly sharp pop of contrasting creaminess to fried fish. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 9 Mar. 2022 Yolks can be used for mayonnaise, tartar sauce, Caesar salad dressing or hollandaise. Lynne Sherwin, cleveland, 8 Apr. 2022 Typically served with tartar sauce, they can be enjoyed on their own or as a clam roll in a hot dog-style bun. Casey Barber, CNN, 18 May 2022 Serve hot with tartar sauce and fresh lemon, if desired. Erin Cavoto, Country Living, 12 May 2022 The love for Frisch's tartar sauce runs deep, with the restaurant even behind creating and celebrating National Tartar Sauce Day on the first Friday of Lent, and Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval proclaiming March 4 as Frisch's Big Boy Day. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tartar sauce

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tartar sauce

French sauce tartare

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10 Jul 2022

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“Tartar sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tartar%20sauce. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for tartar sauce

tartar sauce

tar·​tar sauce
variants: or tartare sauce \ ˈtär-​tər-​ \

Kids Definition of tartar sauce

: a sauce made chiefly of mayonnaise and chopped pickles


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