Tartar Sauce

Sos Tatarski

Tartar Sauce is a classic condiment popular in Poland, that adds a unique flavor and aroma to many dishes. Its creamy texture combined with chopped pickles and marinated mushrooms makes it an excellent complement to grilled dishes, fries, or fish. It can also be simply be served with polish sandwiches or with Easter eggs and cold cuts. Preparing your own Tartar Sauce is simple and allows you to adjust the flavor to your preferences. Here’s a straightforward recipe for homemade Tartar Sauce that will surely satisfy many taste buds.

Tartar Sauce ready to serve
Tartar Sauce – Sos Tatarski
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 pickled cucumbers
  • 1 cup pickled mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt if necessary
Tartar Sauce Preparation

Finely chop the cucumbers and mushrooms. Place them in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients: mayonnaise, mustard, chives, lemon juice, and mix well.

Season the tartar sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate to allow the flavors to meld. It tastes best when chilled.

Which mushrooms to choose for Tartar Sauce

The best are marinated mushrooms without slime, such as button mushrooms (white mushrooms) and oyster mushrooms. Mushrooms like porcini and slippery jacks are not suitable for it.

Which cucumbers should I choose?

In Poland there is a straightforward division into fermented pickles – ogórki kiszone and vinegar pickled cucumbers – korniszony. In this case you need cucumbers pickled in vinegar. If you happen to have ogórki kiszone you can make Ogórkowa Soup, authentic, very Polish soup, loved by many in Poland.

What can I substitute pickled cucumbers with?

Instead of pickled cucumbers, you can use capers as a replacement.

Can I make vegan Tartar Sauce?

Sure you can! All you need is plant based mayo instead of classic one.

Is Tartar Sauce compatible with the keto diet?

Yes! If you are on a keto diet, you can eat this condiment without problem.


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Tartar Sauce ready to serve

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