Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This sauce is a good accompaniment to the crab cakes I posted

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups mayonnaise
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 4 cornichons, minced (French sour gherkins, available at specialty foods shops and some supermarkets)
  • 18 green olives, pitted and chopped (preferably brine-cured)
  • 1 12 tablespoons minced, fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, or to taste
  • hot pepper sauce, to taste


  1. In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, the shallots, the cornichons, the olives, the tarragon, the vinegar, and the Tabasco until the tartar sauce is combined well.
  2. (The sauce may be made 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled).
  3. *Servewith Crab Cakes.

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