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Tartar sauce is made like a mayonnaise but has a unique texture due to the use of hard boiled egg yolks rather than raw yolks.


3 hard-boiled egg yolks (room temperature)

1 tablespoon mustard

pinch salt

1 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon lemon juice

3 tablespoons minced capers

3 tablespoons minced gherkins

3 tablespoons fresh chopped chives


In a bowl using a fork, mash hard-boiled egg yolks. Add salt and 1 tablespoon mustard and mix until you have a smooth paste with no lumps.

Then very slowly whisk in oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly.

When the oil is incorporated add a teaspoon of lemon juice (or wine vinegar) to taste or to thin out the sauce slightly.

Mix in capers, gherkins and herbs.

Refrigerate and let flavours infuse overnight.

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