Horseradish Sauce – Mayonnaise Base

We were in Fitzpatrick’s Bar in Doolin Ireland and the entire group was raving about the horseradish sauce. I asked the waitress for the recipe. She said, “It is Hellmann’s.” Thats when I realized I have been making this sauce wrong. My Sour Cream recipe is very good but it lacks the tartness of the mayonnaise based recipe.

The ratio of mayonnaise to horesradish in this recipe is 4:1 but you need to test by adding the horseradish gradually until you get the correct “heat”. Horseradish varies in intensity.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
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