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

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Start with buttermilk fried frog legs served with jalapeño tartar sauce or a roasted bison tongue pretzel slider. Mike Morris, Los Angeles Times, "If yak and other unusual meats elicit a ‘yum’ from you, check out these restaurants," 27 July 2019 The accompanying tartar sauce is best skipped, a pedestrian add-on that’s more a distraction than anything else. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Ocean Prime’s seafood is primo, but pricy," 24 July 2019 Few will be able to resist the lavish chili-pepper aïoli with a starter of deep-fried mussels — mayo-laden, lemony, garlicky, basically a tartar sauce on steroids. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "Review: Brizo in Rocky Hill," 10 July 2019 The beef-tongue sandwich—smothered in gribiche, a French tartar sauce with eggs, and a Japanese tonkatsu barbecue sauce—is wonderfully crispy. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Maison Yaki’s Cheeky French-Japanese Fusion," 14 June 2019 Other ballparklike options include the first-rate fish and chips, dusted with malt-vinegar powder and served with sauce gribiche (tartar sauce for intellectuals). Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Will Wentworth's cooking at Mordecai earn him another Michelin star?," 8 June 2018 Dinners include coleslaw, rye bread, dessert and tartar sauce, plus a choice of fries, sweet potato fries, potato pancakes or baked potato,. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Find fish fries at churches and nonprofits," 13 Feb. 2018 Dinners include potato salad or fries, coleslaw, bread, tartar sauce and desserts. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to do in the northwest suburbs this week," 2 Feb. 2018 Start with their famous tortilla soup, chicken fried oysters with jalapeño tartar sauce, or the Veracruz shrimp cocktail with a sweet and tangy cocktail sauce for an appetizer. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels: Your guide to shopping, dining and hotels," 11 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of tartar sauce

: a sauce that is made of mayonnaise and chopped pickles and that is often served with fish

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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