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  • Kosher salt
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, olive oil, or vegetable oil

In a mixing bowl or in a blender or food processor, combine the egg yolk and 1/2 Tbs. water. Whisk vigorously or blend until pale and slightly thickened. While whisking constantly or with the machine running, add a drop of the oil. Add another drop, keep whisking or blending, and then begin to st...

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Variations on Mayonnaise

  • Mayonnaise
    • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar or cider vinegar
    • +1 other ingredients

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