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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.27 / 5 (15 votes)

Prep time:
5 min
Cook time:
15 min
Serves:
2-3

Theo Randall demonstrates an alternative way to make this classic condiment … with a pestle and mortar

Method

1. Place the egg yolks into a large, heavy mortar along with the lemon juice and mustard. Mix together vigorously with the pestle until the egg yolk is pale and creamy.

2. Moving the pestle in a continuous, quick circular motion in the mortar, slowly drizzle in the olive oil in a thin stream, mixing well until all of the olive oil is incorporated and the mixture is smooth and creamy.


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Latest Comment

 

I'm surprised anyone takes this seriously. We left the stone age long ago and the pestle and mortar, useful as they are in many kitchen respects, bring nothing extra whatever to the making of mayonnaise except unnecessary hard work.

RemingtonN26136 RemingtonN26136  Posted 05 Oct 2009 8:49 PM
 

I'm surprised anyone takes this seriously. We left the stone age long ago and the pestle and mortar, useful as they are in many kitchen respects, bring nothing extra whatever to the making of mayonnaise except unnecessary hard work.

RemingtonN26136 RemingtonN26136  Posted 05 Oct 2009 8:48 PM
 

I know using olive oil is not generally recommended for mayo as the taste can be so strong. How does this recipe work and which olive oil would work best? The show had an extra virgin one too, which would be v strong!

Patrix Patrix  Posted 28 Apr 2009 7:27 PM