With a Blender

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

The Cuisine of the Sun

By Mireille Johnston

Published 1990

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Ingredients

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-type mustard
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups oil (half peanut, half olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground white pepper

Method

Place the eggs, mustard, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of the oil in the blender. Cover and blend on low speed for 2 minutes. Uncover; set at low speed again and slowly add the rest of the oil in a steady flow. When the sauce has thickened enough, add salt and pepper. Check and correct the seasonings. Pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to use.

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