Home-Made Tartare Sauce

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Infomaniac | 18:13 Thu 13th Dec 2012 | Food & Drink
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I have a recipe for home-made tartare sauce which uses, amongst other ingredients, 1 large egg, 6 fl oz (170ml) olive oil, half a teaspoon of mustard powder and half a teaspoon of salt. This is apparently sufficient for 4 servings. I need double that, but don't think I should double all the ingredients. Can anyone advise me please?


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Well as it will be much easier to double the egg as opposed to using half an egg I'd follow the recipe.

Why do you think you don't need to double the ingredients. Only the salt and mustard can be adjusted according to taste.
^^^ Having said that the mustard and salt will aid the emulsification.
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I wondered whether 2 eggs might be too much, and I could just double the oil. I could just do two separate batches I suppose.
Yes, you could do two separate batches and then combine them in the one bowl...or you could just double all the ingredients and make one batch and save yourself some bother...;)
If the recipe calls for one egg to serve four why do you think two eggs would be too much for eight?

How will making two batches sole the 'problem'?

I'm not sure what problem you perceive???
If you want double the recipe then you double the all the ingriedients!
Here's one and it's easy to make, assuming you know how to make a mayo (you can cheat with a Hellmans if you wish)

4 ounces (125 g) of mayonnaise
1 teaspoon sweet relish
1 teaspoon capers, rinsed, drained, and chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Hot-pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
Italian (flat) Parsley or Chives as garnish.

Mix together mayonnaise, relish, capers, and lemon juice. Add hot-pepper sauce, to taste. Garnish with fresh Italian parsley or chives to taste.

You can also add some sweet dill-cucumber pickles as an additional flavour (4 finely chopped) and that will help bulk it out.

Chill for 1 hour before serving.
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OK guys. Thanks for your input, I guess I'm worrying about nothing and shall just double the quantities and see what happens.

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