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Can I substitute mayonnaise for tartar sauce? For English cut breaded cod sticks?

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I’m running low on tartar sauce.

For English cut breaded cod.

Also what else can I use?

I have plum sauce.

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janbb's avatar

Just as a dip? Sure. If you have some pickle relish and a little Tabasco, you can put it in the mayonnaise and you’ll have close to tartar sauce.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@janbb Yes. I have relish. I already ate earlier, so we will have to wait till next time. I will update next time.

JLeslie's avatar

Sure.

My husband likes ketchup with his fish sticks.

I make my own “sauce” using mayo and dill. I like it better than tartar sauce.

zenvelo's avatar

Sure, why not?

Think of it this way: your breaded cod fish sticks are bland with hardly any flavor. Any sauce you add to them will add flavor.

gorillapaws's avatar

I would add something sour, probably lemon to the mayo to give it the tanginess.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@gorillapaws I have some Navel oranges. I will try one next time.

ragingloli's avatar

You can also mix some olive oil and garlic into the mayonnaise.
For some inexplicable reason, that turns it into “aioli”.

gorillapaws's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 I’m not sure about how well orange juice would work with Mayo and fish. Maybe the zest from the orange might be ok? I’d make a small amount to start and taste it before committing to a large batch.

smudges's avatar

I never buy tartar sauce. I make my own using mayo, pickle relish, and a squirt of lemon juice – a little tabasco if I have it. I like mine much better because there’s never enough relish in most tartar sauce to satisfy me. Don’t waste your money on “tartar sauce”, which is essentially the same thing. I wouldn’t add orange to it – juice or zest.

Dutchess_III's avatar

If you think you’d like it, then sure!

Brian1946's avatar

I add dill relish to 365 (Whole Foods brand) mayo to make my own tartar sauce.

smudges's avatar

p.s. I use sweet relish. You could try both sweet and dill and see which you like better.

tedibear's avatar

I always make my own tarter sauce as the store bought that I can find have sweet relish, which neither of us likes. Mayo, dill relish, and a bit of celery salt. If we’re out of dill relish, I use some dill pickle juice.

jca2's avatar

If you’re making your own, horseradish with mayo will work as well.

Jeruba's avatar

In a hurry the other night, I just plopped some sweet pickle relish into a small dish of mayonnaise.

I got this from AllRecipes.com and have used it before:

Simple Tartar Sauce

Basic recipe makes 1 cup, or 6 servings (modified: 2 servings)

1 cup (⅓ cup) mayonnaise
1 tablespoon (1 tsp) sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon minced onion
2 tablespoons (2 tsp) lemon juice (optional) (start with 1, and taste it)
salt and pepper to taste

• PREP: 10 min.
• READY IN 1 hr 10 min.

Directions

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, and minced onion. Stir in lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Compliments deep-fried seafood and fish.

Caravanfan's avatar

You can substitute any food for any other food as long as you enjoy it.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I found a unopened container of Heinz tartar sauce.

Will try some tartar sauce and plum sauce and sweet relish.

Cooking 5 breaded cod fish sticks.

Will update on how it tastes.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Update only the tartar sauce was ok. Plum, and relish not appealing. Thanks for the advice.

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