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

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 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar or cider vinegar
    • 3/4 cup olive or vegetable oil (or a combination)
    • +2 other ingredients

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