This is my weakest link – dipping lots of condiment with my fast food.
I do know that it is very unhealthy, but here is a consolation. There is another condiment that contains more fat, and that is tartar sauce!
Now, the next two contestants are mayonnaise and tartar sauce.
Tartar sauce is actually mayonnaise blended with finely chopped pickled cucumber, capers, onions (or chives) and fresh parsley. That’s why it has more calories than mayonnaise. Therefore, per tablespoon, mayonnaise has half the fat of tartar sauce.
I feel less guilt when I consume mayonnaise now. Thanks to Simply Her magazine for this great research. 🙂
A fellow blogger, amandaiscooking asked a great question about how would tartar contain more fat when the ingredients do not have fat content. With careful examination, the ingredients do contain calories, to a small contributing amount, I must say.
Here are some links to the nutrition facts of the main ingredients that go into the mayonnaise, which makes it the “unhealthier” tartar sauce: