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Tartar Sauce

The best tartar sauce should be creamy and balanced—and definitely not gloppy.

What We Learned

The French created tartar sauce as a simple mayonnaise with a few chopped gherkins mixed in. These days, the condiment is just as likely to come loaded with flavorful additions ranging from horseradish and onions to capers, cabbage, and celery. We sampled eight brands against our own homemade version to find a worthy sauce.

None truly compared to homemade. Most tasted gloppy and sa...

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