Small bowl of fresh homemade tartar sauce.
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Homemade tartar sauce

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Homemade tartar sauce is so easy to make and it tastes so delicious. It’s a tangy and creamy condiment for any fish fry, grilled fish or even dipping your french fries into.

Small bowl of fresh homemade tartar sauce.
Fresh homemade tartar sauce

How to make tartar sauce

You’ll love this homemade tartar sauce with my fresh salmon cake burgers. To make homemade tartar sauce, you’ll need a food processor. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Salmon cake burger with tartar sauce

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.

Ingredients for fresh tartar sauce.
Ingredients for fresh tartar sauce

How long does tartar sauce last?

Store your homemade tartar sauce in a jar in the fridge for just 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

Homemade tartar sauce

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)
  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.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Love this tarter sauce. I Easy for me to make.


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