Garlic Mayonnaise – Ali Oli

Garlic Mayonnaise

4 – 8 cloves of garlic coarsely chopped

¼ teaspoon of salt

2 ½ teaspoons of fresh lemon juice

2 egg yolks

350 mls of olive oil


Mash the garlic, salt and lemon juice in a mortar and pestle

Transfer to a bowl and beat in the egg yolks one at a time, continuing to beat the mixture until it thickens.

Beat in the oil, small amounts at a time until it is like thick cream, then add the rest of the oil in a slow steady stream.  The finished mayonnaise should be thick enough to hold a spoon solidly.

Serve with grilled or boiled meat, fish, seafood, steamed vegetables, or potatoes.

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