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May 6, 2011 12:47 PM

Garlic Mayo [split from L.A.]

Ooo, homemade garlic mayo?! Wow, that must have been killer!

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  1. It was amazing! It's one of the things I miss most about moving away.

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    1. re: attran99

      It's probably easy to make, any ideas of proportions? Was this something your family would make or just get from vendors' banh mi?

      1. re: Phurstluv

        I'm seeing my Mom this weekend, and will ask her about the proportions. It's a family recipe.

        1. re: attran99

          Oh, thanks so much, attran99, I'd be honored to receive a version of that family recipe, my MIL would be so impressed!! She had Vietnamese colleagues when she worked out here, and she loved cooking Vietnamese dishes for my FIL and husband, so she would be duly jealous!!

          1. re: Phurstluv

            Hi, Phurstluv! I talked to my Mom this weekend, and here are approximate's been years since my Mom has bothered to measure ingredients for non-dessert recipes.
            Traditional Vietnamese Mayo
            3 egg yolks
            1/4 - 1/2 cup of vegetable or canola oil (oil should be flavorless/neutral)
            Salt and white pepper, to taste
            Fresh minced garlic, to taste

            Whisk (my Mom uses chopsticks, I would probably be lazy and use a blender or food processor) egg yolks to break and combine. If you're going to whisk by hand, slowly incorporate the oil at about a teaspoon at a time until well combined. After combining 1/4 cup of oil, add salt and white pepper to taste. Check to see if the consistency is to your liking. If it's too rich, slowly add more oil, and then finish by mixing in the garlic. I'm more of a fan of the rich version...I know I'll die early, but at least I'll die happy. If you plan on using a blender or food processor, mix the eggs until a pale yellow color, then slowly drizzle in the oil so it emulsifies properly. Add salt and white pepper to taste. Blend/mix for a about a minute more. Pour mixture into an airtight container, and stir in the garlic.

            1. re: attran99

              Thank you so much, Friend!!! that sounds wonderful, can't wait to try it, I love garlic mayo, and putting it on a banh mi, or any sandwich for that matter sounds perfect! Thank your Mom for me, I really appreciate it!!