Saturday, 8 March 2014

Tantalizing Tartar Sauce, courtesy of Grandpa Stan

Grandpa Stan hard at work, making  dinner
for 9, and teaching me at the same time 
Now that I have shared my wonderful fish frying experience with you, I feel it is only fair to share the condiments that accompany the fish.

I have only ever known 2 kinds of tartar sauce - the one you buy in a jar from the store, or the one I have always mixed together by combining mayonnaise and sweet relish.

Imagine my surprise when Grandpa Stan started pulling out a bevy of ingredients from the fridge!

One of the most interesting things I've noticed about cooking with my parents' generation (Stan is 4 months younger than my father) is that the foodies all tend to cook using the same methodology, even though they have different names for it.  In Yiddish, we call it the shitarein method - the Yiddish word meaning to "throw in" a little of this, and throw in a little of that...there is no strict levelling off ingredients in the measuring spoons...and somehow every recipe turns out delicious.

So, from my extended family to yours, I hope you enjoy this tartar sauce with the best ever battered fish as much as we do.

Grandpa Stan's Handwritten Recipe
Until next time, I wish you a wonderful day filled with family, fun, friends and fantastic food.  B'Tayavon and Buon Appetito.

Grandpa Stan's Tantalizing Tartar Sauce


  • ½C salad dressing (miracle whip or mayonnaise work just fine)
  • 2 tbsp sweet relish
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients, mix  well and let stand for 15 minutes (in refrigerator) before serving.

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