National Tartar Sauce Day
National Tartar Sauce Day:
The National Tartar Sauce Day is celebrated every year on the Friday just after Lent begins; thus, it does not have any specific date for the celebration.
Why is National Tartar Sauce Day?
This holiday was basically created in the year 2017 by the restaurant chain Frisch’s Big Boy in order to promote their menu. During this time, people tend to eat a lot of fish along with Tartar Sauce. But it’s now more than just fish; people eat Tartar Sauce with dunking fries, fritters, and battered appetizers.
How can we observe National Tartar Sauce Day:
Here are some interesting ways to celebrate this tangy sauce day:—
- One of the best ways to celebrate this day is to find the Tartar Sauce you love the most and apply it to possibly every fish, seafood, or other dishes that you would enjoy with the tangy zest.
- Try to make a new recipe with Tartar Sauce, maybe some sort of pizza or pasta or some grilled food. This would make your meal different and interesting to eat and cook all-new recipes with your family, friends, or loved ones is a different level of fun.
- Make sure to visit @frischbigboy on Facebook during this time to check out the new recipes the local food bloggers are making and sharing.
- Post and share your recipes or your way of enjoying the Tartar Sauce by using the #NationalTartarSauceDay and inspire and motivate more people to do the same.
Interesting Facts on National Tartar Sauce Day:
Here are some interesting facts for you to enjoy this unalike day :
- The word Tartar is a Turkic word, believed to be named after the Tartar people of Mongolia.
- Some historians tend to believe that the Tartar Sauce originated during the Roman period and traveled through the medieval age before getting adopted by the French, who created a version that we are familiar with now.
- Tartar Sauce is spelled as “sauce tartare” in French and “Tartare Sauce” in the UK, New Zealand, South Africa, and other parts of the Commonwealth.
- It is often served as a condiment along with a few more ingredients like pickles, onions, and parsley.
- Many people suffer from egg allergies, and they may have similar allergies if they consume Tartar Sauce with mayonnaise as its base. A very good alternative for mayonnaise is non-fat sour cream or non-fat yogurt. These ingredients are an alternative to mayonnaise and a very good replacement for mayonnaise for health freaks.
- The Roman Catholics abstain from eating red meat during this time, so the Tartar Sauce perfectly complements fish and other seafood which one can enjoy.
- When used as a sauce, it helps in adding a beautiful creamy brightness to the fish, chicken, and prawn, or other seafood.
- You can use this sauce as a marinade as well for the purpose of grilling.
- You can add it to pasta or potato salad or even steamed vegetables. Tartar Sauce more or less helps in complementing every meal.
History of National Tartar Sauce Day:
The history of the Tartar Sauce is a bit confusing, as some historians believe that the Tartar Sauce preparation belonged to Roman times. It was not until the 17th century when the French took up the recipe and created a version of the original one using mayonnaise as a base instead of the cream used in medieval times. However, since the National Tartar Sauce Day is celebrated on Friday after Lent begins, many of you might wonder that it had been celebrated since time immemorial. But actually, that’s not the case. Its celebration began in 2017 when the restaurant chain Frisch’s Big Boy honored the day for their tangy sauce that had become something much more than just a topping for fish. Samuel Frisch first opened the Frisch Cafe in Cincinnati in 1905. He was succeeded by his son, who introduced the first double-decker Big Boy hamburger. Dave Frisch then moved on to make the sandwich with a twist. He used a homemade Tartar Sauce instead of replacing the old recipe. That sauce became a staple in Frisch’s menu; people started buying it in pint jars in the 1960s.