Tartar Sauce Czech Style – Tatarská omáčka



Makes: 5 oz.
Serves: 4
Time: 15 min.

1 small dill pickle
1/4 small onion
2 pinches of salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp yellow mustard
1/3 cup mayo

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  1. Hi Kristyna,

    I really like the tartar sauce. It’s not overpowering and will go well with the trout I made for tonight. My husband is 1/2 Czech and I have been making many of your recipes. He really enjoyed the chicken dish with the cream and paprika–I can’t remember the name but he loved it. Told me he had not had that dish in over 20 years. Thank you for all of your wonderful and yummy recipes!

    You should consider making a cookbook!

    1. Thank you so much Karen for your lovely comment! It put big smile to my face and really made my day. 🙂 Wow 20 years! That is so sweet you made your husband something he hasn’t had in 20 years. We are actually working on our first Kindle cookbook. 🙂 When we have enough recipes we would love to make printed cookbook as well. 🙂 Can’t wait for that day to come. 🙂

      1. How wonderful! I will definitely purchase one. Just watched your video on breaded fried cheese. Will have to make that, too. I know the kids will enjoy it, too!


        1. 🙂 The kids will love it that is for sure. 🙂

  2. This tartar sauce goes perfectly with french fries and smazeny syr. Sooo good 🙂 Also, it is really easy to do and it’s done in no time! Dekuji mockrat!

    1. 🙂

  3. OMG Kristýno…Tatarku jsem dneska podle tebe dělala a obrovský úspěch to byl!!! Děkuji moc za recept…můj americký přítel byl v sedmém nebi A k tomu Smažák, úplně jako z Česka od maminky Ještě jednou děkuji moc, už jsem podle tebe dělala asi 7 jídel a všechny byly dokonalé ❤️

    1. Jeee, to mam radost Moniko! 🙂 Dekuji za krasna slova!

  4. I once drove for half an hour to buy some tartar sauce.

    A couple of weeks ago I was making crumbed cauliflower and crumbed mushrooms to have with a steak. I made your sauce (I always have onions, mayonnaise and gherkins, czech brand of course, on hand). Needless to say, the shop bought variety has been tossed out.

    Tonight I was making crumbed fish and mashed potato for our Good Friday dinner and without even thinking about it I whipped up a batch of your tartar sauce. It’s so tasty and very easy to make. Thankyou for all your lovely recipes that bring back memories of my mums cooking. Being czech born, I still cook a lot of czech food (much to hubbie’s delight) even though we left in 1968.

    Thanks for the memories……..

    1. That is wonderful to hear! 🙂 Yes, it is super easy to make and I also always make sure to have all ingredients needed at home. 🙂 Happy Easter! 🙂

  5. Can you make a quart to keep in fridge?

    1. I am not sure how long it would last though. I wouldn’t go more than two weeks.

  6. Vážená Kristýno!
    Tato verze tatarské omáčky je vynikající! Mimochodem: právě ted’ jsem objednal Vaši knihu u Amazonu – jsem MOC nadšený! To bude pravý poklad.
    S pozdravem
    Váš řecko-francouzský fanoušek Jim v Connecticutě

    1. Moc dekuji Jim! Moc zdravim do Connecticut. 🙂 Jsem rada, ze tatarska omacka chutna. 🙂

  7. Hi Kristyna!
    I have been following you for quiet some time, my first kolace, were done by your instructions. Even tho im not much of a baker, they turned out real good.
    I wanted to ask about “smazak” fried cheese, what is the best cheese to use when in US? i tried provlone, but it was weird, and cheddar seems too sharp.
    Help please, thanks.

    1. Hi Jakub, I like the most Monterey Jack I bought in Trader Joe’s 🙂

  8. Isn’t there supposed to be cream in this sauce? I used to eat this all the time in Prague, especially with smazeny syr (fried cheese). There, it doesn’t really taste that mayo or mustardy. It’s much softer and less thick as well than mayo.

    1. No cream what I know. Many restaurants make their own so there are differences in taste.

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