Some people think tartar sauce is no big deal. But I've tasted some pretty darn bad versions (and I have yet to try a store-bought version that tastes good), so here's my favorite: my mom's recipe. The most important thing about tartar sauce, in my opinion, is that it be not at all sweet, but savory and rich instead (if you like sweet tartar sauce, this isn't the recipe for you).
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- 1Mix together the mayo, lemon juice, dill pickles (NOT sweet pickles), onion flakes, and chives (if using).
- 2Stir well.
- 3Stir in 3-4 drops of balsamic vinegar, taste, and add more if you like.
- 4Serve with any kind of fish.
- 5Refrigerate any leftovers in tightly covered container.
- 6Note: although Mom doesn't add the balsamic, herself, I love it and add it regularly. Just don't tell her. ;).
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Nutritional Facts for Mom's Tartar Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (8 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 4.2
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 40.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
- Sugars 0.4 g
- Protein 0.1 g
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