Monday, December 1, 2008
No not Richard Gere's nickname in Officer and a Gentlemen.
But home made, good for you fat, delicious tasting old fashioned MAYONAISE!
My mayo is made with EVOO, so the flavor is more of a classic french mayo with the accompanying yellow color.(It's a stronger flavor then if it would be made with vegetable oil.)
So here we go:
2 egg yolks, 1/4 teaspoon of salt (you can leave it out) 1/2 tbsp. of dijon mustard, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil.
Combine all the ingredients with the exception of the oil in a mixing bowl. You can use a whisk, but I use a simple hand blender. (side tip, appliances like these can be picked up at Goodwill stores very cheaply) Once mixed together, gently.....very gently drizzle the olive oil while mixing.
Take breaks from adding the evoo every so often so that everything can really emulsify.
When all the oil is added keep mixing for an extra minute or so to get it to your desired consistency.
Of course you could add a little bit of pressed garlic in the beginning and make a nice aioli.
Try it sometime. It is so delicious!
Have a great week!!!