Tartar Hoeseradish Sauce by Pattie Sue Knapp

Tartar Sauce

With Horseradish

It was one of those afternoons. There was already many inches of snow in the driveway. It was cold, it was dark and it was still snowing very hard; not a fit night out for man nor beast. It was a day for indoor projects. I had recently acquired some salt cod and I wanted to make a batch of cod fish balls , something remembered from childhood.

I quickly gathered the ingredients for the cod fish balls. Everything was at hand and making them was quite easy. While they were cooking I sought out the condiments. Thats when I found the cupboard was bare. Tartar sauce was nowhere to be found and what with the outside weather blowing snow I wasnt going to drive to the store. I would have to make some homemade tartar sauce.

Looking for those ingredients I realized the cupboard was barer than I knew. I had to make some substitutions and I added some horseradish for a bit of extra kick; something those cod fish balls might need on this cold and snowy day . Later, out of curiosity, I looked up horseradish in Wikipedia: The word horseradish is attested in English from the 1590s. It combines the word horse (formerly used in a figurative sense to mean strong or coarse) and the word radish. The word is old and has been around a long time and I learned something new.

Preparation: 10 minutes Life Experience Recipe
Makes about 1 cup Pattie Sue Knapp
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped dill pickles
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green olives
  • teaspoon prepared horseradish
  1. Preparation is simplicity itself. Combine all ingredients and thoroughly mix by hand to avoid breaking the mayo emulsion. Chill to firm and meld the flavors before serving.

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