|Grandpa Stan hard at work, making dinner |
for 9, and teaching me at the same time
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|
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.