Tartar Sauce

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My favourite tartar sauce recipe. I found this years ago in an old cooking magazine my Mom had tucked away.

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  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 300 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons cornichons, minced (french style dill pickle)
  • 3 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and finely chopped
  • hot sauce
  • salt and pepper


  1. Combine egg yolk, lemon juice and mustard in medium bowl.
  2. Whisk in vegetable oil in slowly a little bit at a time.
  3. Fold in shallot, cornichons, chives, capers and parsley.
  4. Season to taste with hot sauce, salt and pepper.
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5 5

This is an excellent from-scratch tartar sauce. I recommend chilling it for several hours before using, to let the flavors marry. Thanks for posting!

5 5

Made as directed other than subbing regular dill pickles. Great tarter sauce and one we will have again when we have our next fish fry!

5 5

this is one of the best tartar sauces I have made yet , the only change I made was added in fresh garlic, although fresh or dry parsley was not stated I used fresh parsley, thank you for sharing this great recipe, we enjoyed it with fish tonight! this was made for Kittencalskitchen forum tag game