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CarolinaBill

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Big Boy Sauce Wed, 02/2/05 12:15 PM (permalink)
Does anyone remember the original sauce that was used in Big Boys several years back? It was not like Big Mac special sauce or any of the other 1000 Island variants. More like a thin, slightly sour sauce somewhat reminiscent of tartar sauce that worked really well with the Big Boy. If anyone has a recipe, like to have it!

BTW - Any real Big Boy restaurants left anywhere?
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    • Location: Gahanna, OH
    RE: Big Boy Sauce Wed, 02/2/05 12:23 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by CarolinaBill

    Does anyone remember the original sauce that was used in Big Boys several years back? It was not like Big Mac special sauce or any of the other 1000 Island variants. More like a thin, slightly sour sauce somewhat reminiscent of tartar sauce that worked really well with the Big Boy. If anyone has a recipe, like to have it!

    BTW - Any real Big Boy restaurants left anywhere?

    There are Big Boys all over the midwest, and I assume they're still in California.
     
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      6star

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      • Joined: 1/28/2004
      • Location: West Peoria, IL
      RE: Big Boy Sauce Wed, 02/2/05 1:03 PM (permalink)
      This is probably the recipe you want. It is from: http://www.recipelink.com/mf/14/16012

      Frisch's Big Boy Tartar Sauce

      The sauce for Big Boy Hamburgers is a Tartar Sauce that is also used on fish sandwiches at Frisch's Big Boy in Cincinnati, Ohio.
      Years before McDonald's hit the scene, there was Frisch's. Dave Frisch, who took over a well-established but conventional restaurant business from his dad in Cincinnati, Ohio met a fellow entrepreneur from Glendale, California, who had innovated a new way of cooking hamburgers - two small patties instead of one cooked faster, and made a double-decker called "Big Boy®." This was in 1946. The "secret sauce" in the California Big Boy was Thousand Island salad dressing. Dave wasn't too fond of it, so he used his own sauce, which was basically a blend of mayo, catsup, and pickle relish, known as tartar sauce and served in other Frisch's restaurants with fried fish.

      2 cups mayonnaise
      Juice of 1/2 lemon
      2 tablespoons horseradish
      2 tablespoons minced onion, scallions, or shallots
      2 tablespoons minced red or green pepper, sweet or hot
      1/4 cup minced dill pickle/gherkins/capers
      1 clove garlic, minced
      2 hard cooked eggs, yolks mashed, whites chopped
      1 dash Tabasco Sauce
      1/3 cup catsup
       
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        tkitna

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        • Joined: 6/10/2004
        • Location: wellsburg, WV
        RE: Big Boy Sauce Thu, 02/3/05 3:06 AM (permalink)
        Its a shame that all the big boys up here in Northern WV and areas close have folded up. Shun me at will, but nothing beat a big boy hamburger. I absolutely loved them.
         
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          jeepguy

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          • Joined: 3/29/2004
          • Location: chicago, IL
          RE: Big Boy Sauce Thu, 02/3/05 3:56 AM (permalink)
          Frisch's is the only BB chain i've seen tartar sauce used. Marc's, Shoney's all used thousand island which they also sold in jars. Wish we still had a Big Boy in Chicago!
           
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            CarolinaBill

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            • Location: Columbia, SC
            RE: Big Boy Sauce Fri, 02/4/05 9:14 AM (permalink)
            The Pittsburgh chain "Eat N' Park" used to be a Big Boy chain (hasn't been for about 25 or 30 years now) and used the tartar sauce type sauce on all of its burgers. That Big Boy was my favorite burger ever. Am going to try 6Star's recipe.
             
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              VuduHippy

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              • Joined: 5/9/2004
              • Location: Warren, MI
              RE: Big Boy Sauce Thu, 08/11/05 8:00 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by 6star

              This is probably the recipe you want. It is from: http://www.recipelink.com/mf/14/16012

              Frisch's Big Boy Tartar Sauce

              The sauce for Big Boy Hamburgers is a Tartar Sauce that is also used on fish sandwiches at Frisch's Big Boy in Cincinnati, Ohio.
              Years before McDonald's hit the scene, there was Frisch's. Dave Frisch, who took over a well-established but conventional restaurant business from his dad in Cincinnati, Ohio met a fellow entrepreneur from Glendale, California, who had innovated a new way of cooking hamburgers - two small patties instead of one cooked faster, and made a double-decker called "Big Boy®." This was in 1946. The "secret sauce" in the California Big Boy was Thousand Island salad dressing. Dave wasn't too fond of it, so he used his own sauce, which was basically a blend of mayo, catsup, and pickle relish, known as tartar sauce and served in other Frisch's restaurants with fried fish.

              2 cups mayonnaise
              Juice of 1/2 lemon
              2 tablespoons horseradish
              2 tablespoons minced onion, scallions, or shallots
              2 tablespoons minced red or green pepper, sweet or hot
              1/4 cup minced dill pickle/gherkins/capers
              1 clove garlic, minced
              2 hard cooked eggs, yolks mashed, whites chopped
              1 dash Tabasco Sauce
              1/3 cup catsup


              Frisch's Big Boy Tartar Sauce is sold in jars at Meijer stores here in the Metro-Detroit area! It's like $5 a jar! I buy it all the time!

              John
               
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