How to make tartar sauce
Homemade tartar sauce is so easy and so delicious. It’s a wonderful condiment for any fish fry or grilled fish. It’s particularly delicious with salmon cake burgers. To make homemade tartar sauce, you’ll need a food processor, like this Breville Sous Chef Food Processor to quickly blend and and incorporate the ingredients. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
In my version of tartar sauce, I like to use fresh crispy dill pickles, shallots and Italian parsley or dill. I like shallots because they have the bite of an onion, but are a little more sweet than a typical onion. Adjust the final seasoning and level of tartness you like by adding a touch more lemon juice or pickle juice at the end.
Store your homemade tartar sauce in a jar in the fridge for a few days. It’s always best fresh and disappears fast. Left over tartar sauce is great with french fries or in sandwiches. You’ll love it.
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Useful kitchen tools for this recipe:
Breville Sous Chef Food Processor
Make this delicious condiment perfect for fried or grilled fish at home. Homemade tartar sauce is easy to make and really delicious.
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 pinch white pepper
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper optional
- 1 cup light vegetable oil
- 1-2 tbsp shallots minced
- 2 tbsp dill pickle minced
- 1 tbsp Italian parsley or dill minced
Add the egg, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne (optional) to the food processor and blend for just a minute to incorporate the ingredients.
Continue to blend and begin adding the oil in a slow, thin, steady stream until it is completely used up. You've just made homemade mayonnaise.
Transfer the mayonnaise to a bowl. Add the shallots, pickles and parsley or dill and stir. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your preferences. You can add a touch more lemon juice or pickle juice to add additional tang.