Homemade Tartar Sauce

The trick to making tartar sauce is to make sure the eggs are at room temperature and to add only a few drops of oil at a time.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup vegetable oil, divided
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. capers, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pickle, chopped

Directions

  • Put the egg yolks into a metal bowl and whisk vigorously. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and continue whisking. Repeat with a second tablespoon of vegetable oil. Whisk in the salt.
  • Add the white wine vinegar. Add 2 more tablespoons vegetable oil, a few drops at a time, whisking vigorously. The mixture should emulsify and thicken.
  • Once the mixture has emulsified, add the lemon juice, mustard, cayenne, capers, onion, and pickle. Add the remaining ¼ cup of vegetable oil and process in a blender or food processor. For best results, chill for an hour to give the flavors a chance to blend.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup vegetable oil, divided
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. capers, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pickle, chopped

Directions

  • Put the egg yolks into a metal bowl and whisk vigorously. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and continue whisking. Repeat with a second tablespoon of vegetable oil. Whisk in the salt.
  • Add the white wine vinegar. Add 2 more tablespoons vegetable oil, a few drops at a time, whisking vigorously. The mixture should emulsify and thicken.
  • Once the mixture has emulsified, add the lemon juice, mustard, cayenne, capers, onion, and pickle. Add the remaining ¼ cup of vegetable oil and process in a blender or food processor. For best results, chill for an hour to give the flavors a chance to blend.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium190mg
Total Carbohydrate1g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein1g