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Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise)

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Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise)

Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise) In Blender

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Homemade aioli (garlic mayonnaise) is easier than you may think: you simply need to add the oil very slowly at first. Use aioli as a dip for grilled or steamed vegetables, dollop it on simply cooked fish, or eat it by the spoonful (not a great idea, but it is delicious!).

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil or mix of olive oil and canola or vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preparation:

Blender Method:
  1. Whirl the egg, lemon juice, garlic, and mustard in a blender to combine.
  2. With blender running on a low speed, drip the oil in slowly, allowing each addition to incorporate into the egg mixture before adding more. As more oil is incorporated, you can add the oil more quickly.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to two days.
Whisk Method:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk egg, lemon juice, garlic, and mustard together.
  2. Set bowl on a silicone oven pad or wrap the bottom in a kitchen towel to hold the bowl still on the counter without having to hold it.
  3. Whisk constantly and add oil, drop by drop, allowing each addition to incorporate into the egg mixture before adding more. As more oil is incorporated, you can add the oil more quickly.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to two days.

Note: The garlic taste will get stronger as the aioli sits.

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 5 out of 5
Easy and reliable., Member MeganRomerWorldMusic

This is a super-simple and very reliable aioli recipe that lends itself well to minor variations and works every time. Exactly what I was looking for!

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