Cut the onion to the texture you like in your mouth.
Squeeze the lemon on top.
Add just enough mayo to bind it together and stir.
Add about a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and stir.
Add about 2 tablespoons of finely chopped sweet pickle.
Now comes the tarragon, and you want to be careful here. It's an herb with a bit of a licorice flavor, the French call it "little dragon".
If you taste licorice, you've overdone it.
If you taste something mysterious in the back of the other stuff in the recipe, you have it just right.
Start with half a teaspoon if it's dried or a full teaspoon if it's fresh tarragon.
Now comes the part that separates recipe-followers from people who have other people begging for your recipe.
Taste and adjust!
If you want more mayo flavor or a thinner sauce, add mayo.
If you like mustard, start with a teaspoon of Dijon.
If you like sweet pickle, add more sweet pickle.
If you want a bit more mystery to the flavor, add a bit more tarragon, but not so much that you taste licorice, because
then it's not a mystery anymore, it tastes like licorice, eh? When you have it just right for your taste, sprinkle just a
bit of salt into it - no more than a quarter teaspoon.
That will help make the flavors dance on your tongue.
Keep adjusting and tasting, adding only a little bit of any one ingredient at any given time, until you have the perfect tartar sauce for you.
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (29g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Recipe|
|Calories from Fat: 1 (6%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.1g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 3579.6mg||123 %|
|Potassium 20.7mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 4.2g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.2g||1 %|
|Sugars, other 4g|
|Protein 0.1g||0 %|
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Calories per serving: 18
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