Awesome Baked Garlic Aioli

Andy Anderson !


This is an excellent aioli (mayonnaise), that I’ll be using in future recipes; like my pastrami sandwich… It works with steak, fish, and just about anything that you like the taste of garlic.

So, you ready… let’s get into the kitchen.


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3 clove
fresh garlic, from a whole baked bulb (more on that later)
1 large
egg yolk
2 tsp
lemon juice, or more to taste
1 tsp
rice vinegar
1/4 tsp
mustard, dijon style
1/2 tsp
kosher salt, or more to taste
/12 tsp
black pepper, freshly ground
3/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin, or canola oil, plus extra for baking the garlic

How to Make Awesome Baked Garlic Aioli


  • 1Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat oven to 400f (205c).
  • 2Take a whole bulb of garlic, and cut the top off the garlic, about 1/4 inch.
  • 3Place the garlic bulb on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the top of the garlic.
  • 4Wrap the parchment paper around the garlic bulb, and twist to seal.
  • 5Place into the preheated oven, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. The cloves should be soft.
  • 6Remove three of the cloves, and extract from the skin.

    Save the additional garlic for another use… Like spreading on toast… YUM.
  • 7Add egg yolk, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, salt, black pepper, and baked garlic to a food processor, fitted with an S-blade.
  • 8Blend at high speed, until the color of the mix is bright yellow, about 1 minute.
  • 9With the blender set to high speed, very slowly (drop by drop) add the oil, until the mayonnaise is thick, about 8 minutes.
  • 10Chef's Tip: Do not rush the adding of the oil, if you add it too fast, it won't emulsify properly.
  • 11Cover and chill.
  • 12Chef’s Note: Fresh aioli tastes wonderful, and you're not going to miss all those preservatives one tiny bit; however, what you gain in health and taste, you lose in shelf life. You can make this aioli up to two days before use… no more.
  • 13Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Awesome Baked Garlic Aioli

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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