- 2 cloves garlic
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg yolks*
- 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Pinch cayenne
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup water
With the back of a knife, crush the garlic. Gradually work the salt into the crushed garlic to make a paste. Place in a bowl. Whisk the eggs and lemon juice with the garlic paste and incorporate. Add the cayenne. Slowly whisk in the oil, a little at a time, until all the oil is incorporated and the mixture emulsifies. Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time to thin the sauce to drizzling consistency.
Keep refrigerated until ready to use. (Use within 24 hours.)
Yield: 1 1/4 cups
*RAW EGG WARNING
The American Egg Board states: "There have been warnings against consuming raw or lightly cooked eggs on the grounds that the egg may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria responsible for a type of foodborne illness. Healthy people need to remember that there is a very small risk and treat eggs and other raw animal foods accordingly. Use only properly refrigerated, clean, sound-shelled, fresh, grade AA or A eggs. Avoid mixing yolks and whites with the shell…"
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