Homemade Tartar Sauce

Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce
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Tartar Sauce is so much better than store bought. If you keep capers and cornichons in stock, You probably have all the ingredients.

A great sauce for fried fish, roast beef, fondue chinoise, hamburgers.

Or how about some tasty crab cakes?

So easy to make and such a difference from store bought!

Interestingly enough, Tartar Sauce does not come from the UK but actually from France. I always imagined it from the UK because of the Fish & Chips, but I was wrong. Do Tartare and Tartar have something in common?

There is also a lot of flexibility when it comes to herbs. One can just add dill, or tarragon, herbs de Provence, or Italien seasoning, etc. For my homemade tartar sauce for Fondue Chinoise, I just used dill this time but really I love it also with Tarragon.

And what about the Mayonnaise? If you have the time, of course it is better if you make it yourself.

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 mins Total Time 15 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A mayonnaise based sauce with cornichons and capers


How to make an easy tartar sauce


How to make Tartar Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl except Salt and Pepper

    Mix all together until well mixed and creamy. If more lemon juice is needed, add it to make sure the sauce has the right creamy texture for you.

    Add Salt and Pepper to taste


Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 121kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 428mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g2%

Calcium 1 mg
Iron 3 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


This recipe is part of my Fondue Chinoise Section:

Fondue Chinoise Sauces


Here are some other recipes for Tartar Sauce:

How to make Tarter Sauce

Tartar Sauce Recipe

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Keywords: cornichons, tartar, capers, fish, roast beef, fondue chinoise, mayonaisse

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