Homemade Tartar Sauce is so delicious and easy to make that you will never want to buy tartar sauce from the store again. Like I said – it’s the best! In fact, this homemade tartar sauce is so good that you want to grab a spoon and just eat it!
Tartar sauce is a classic dipping sauce for fish. It is also great for dipping French fries. Tartar Sauce, or sauce tartare as it was originally called in France, has been around a long time. The sauce is thought to be named after the Tartars, Mongolian conquerers who roamed what is now Russia and its neighbors in the 5th century.
2 (1/8-inch) slices (approximately 1/3 cup) white or Spanish onion, diced 3 tablespoons capers, drained, patted dry, and then minced 1 tablespoon minced parsley 1 1/4 cups good-quality mayonnaise 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste* 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon horseradish or to taste
* Be careful when adding the horseradish. Add a small amount at first, taste, and only then do you add more horseradish (if you desire).
In a medium-size bowl, combine onion, capers, parsley, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, and horseradish until well blended.
Store, covered, in refrigerator until ready to use.
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