5 Fish and Chip Sauce Ideas

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Fish and chips are a favorite dish you can enjoy on a hot summer day at the beach.

Fish and chips are piping hot with a crispy battered outer layer, and soft inside.

You can dip your fish and chips into savory sauces like tartar sauce, HP sauce, curry sauce, malt vinegar, or ketchup.

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Tartar Sauce

Tartar sauce is one of the most popular dipping sauces for fish and chips. Tartar sauce is a tangy, creamy sauce for dipping fish and chips into.

Tartar sauce has a subtle flavor of dill and lemon.

Tartar sauce is made by mixing together mayo, diced pickles, dill weed, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper.

Malt Vinegar

Malt vinegar is a dark colored vinegar made from malting barely.

Malt vinegar is an acidic sauce for fish and chips that cuts the grease, and adds a sweeter, toasted almond flavor to fish and chips.

It’s similar to adding squeezed lemon over fish and chips, but it’s not as harsh of a flavor.

Curry Sauce

Curry sauce is a thick, sweet, creamy sauce for fish and chips.

Curry sauce is made by sautéing chopped onions in a bit of oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

Minced ginger and garlic are added to the pan to infuse their flavors into the onions.

Curry powder, ground coriander, and flour are added to the frying pan to add some spice, and thicken the curry sauce.

Ketchup and chicken stock are added to the frying pan, and simmered until the curry sauce comes together.

Curry sauce is served on the side of fish and chips for dipping, along with malt vinegar and a wedge of lemon.

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HP Sauce

HP sauce is a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce for fish and chips.

HP sauce is a tomato based sauce with a hint of molasses, and fruit juices and spices.

HP sauce is a thick, tangy sauce with notes of caramel.


Ketchup is a sweetened tomato sauce you can use for dipping fish and chips into.

Ketchup has a slightly acidic flavor from having cider vinegar added to it.

Ketchup also has several tablespoons of brown sugar in it to balance out the acidity of tomatoes, therefore it has a slightly sweetened finish to it.

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