Mayonnaise VS Miracle Whip Which makes the best Tarter Sauce?

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  1. tincanary

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    Same here. If anything, it compliments the flavor. I can't remember a time when I didn't do deep fried fish without tartar sauce, just like I can't remember a time when I had a salad without dressing.
     
  2. mbirdsley

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    Miracle whip for tarter sauce. Mayonnaise is for ham sandwiches and hamburgers. Not the other way around... ewww I hate miracle whip other than tartar sauce

    I do like a good ratio of tarter sauce to fish. Not to much not to little


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  3. fishnpbr

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    Tater sauce on good fresh caught deep fried pan fish or walleye fillets is like smothering a grilled T-Bone or Porterhouse steak in ketchup.
     
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  4. shoprat51

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    Throwing in my two cents.my wife and kids like miracle whip for starter sauce I my self prefer homemade cocktail sauce with a little bit extra horseradish

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  5. mcfish

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    I usually eat filets with just a slight dash of salt. Or a dash of garlic salt.

    But sometimes I like a dab of tarter sauce on them. Prefer MW but mayo is good too.

    Sometimes all I want is a little fresh squeezed lemon juice on the filets.

    Why limit yourself to only one way to compliment a filet?
     
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    Dill not sweet!
     
  7. JeepJeff

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    Personally I like my perch without any sauce but my fried eye's and cod needs sauce. Trout and other baked fish only gets squeezed lemon juice, butter, and salt/pepper. I managed kitchens (coyle's, division on aging, and a couple "eat" joints up north) for a dozen or so years and took this recipe with me everywhere.

    equal parts Mayo and Salad Dressing (1/2 to 1 cup each for home use)
    equal parts sweet and dill relish (1 tsp each or can adjust to taste)
    about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp garlic salt (to taste)
    1/8 to 1/4 tsp celery seeds
     
  8. Gummy

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    I use half miracle whip half mayo and sweet relish
     
  9. WALLEYE MIKE

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    Amen brother!!!!
    Wife does make it with MW. Don't have mayo in the house. She uses dill relish.
     
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  10. Scadsobees

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    I always thought miracle whip is just mayonnaise that is sweetened.
     
  11. d_rek

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    I like regular mayo - hellmans is my choice. Call me old fashioned but when it's fish fry season I have trouble eating without tartar. Too many church fish fries under my belt I guess.

    Salmon, trout, and similar I don't use a sauce for. Baked or grilled and lightly seasoned is all the flavor you'll need. As others mentioned you don't want to mask the flavor.

    I like my tartar sauce simple.

    main:
    approx. 2/3 cup mayo
    3-4 tbsp sweet or dill pickle relish
    1 tsp vinegar (white or apple)
    1/4 tsp pepper

    optional:
    dash of celery seed (really don't need much - if you overdo it you'll know)
    fresh dash of lemon juice if available
    sprig of fresh dill if available

    Add more relish/mayo to get desired consistency.
     
  12. Deer Slayer

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    We really are a diverse group on here! Look at all the different ways of eating those tasty walleyes that we spend a lot of our time looking for.;);)
     
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    My wife grew up on Helmans and I grew up on Miracle Whip. We have both jars in the fridge and make sure that we each eat our own. I don't like Helmans and she does not like MW. To each their own.
     
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    We don't care for the trout but when it comes to salmon we are with you. Most of our salmon is in one inch cubes boiled in a cup of salt and water with a quartered lemon. Put on the table and dip in melted butter. Once you eat it you are hooked.
     
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  15. WALLEYE MIKE

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    Just looked. Both have basically the same ingredients. But may vary in amts. Both have soybean oil, vinegar, eggs, sugar........