5 from 1 vote
Homemade tartar sauce
Prep Time
10 mins

Make this delicious condiment perfect for fried or grilled fish at home. Homemade tartar sauce is easy to make and really delicious.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Michelle Barsness
  • 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
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

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