- Total time: 10 minutes
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 200ml/7fl oz. groundnut/sunflower oil
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. granulated sugar
This is a simple way to make your own garlic sauce using a food processor or mini-chopper, please be warned that it has a very strong taste of garlic – not the best choice for a romantic meal –, so use it sparingly, or serve it with foods robust enough to handle the flavour.
If you don't have a mini-chopper then finely mince the garlic, and use a whisk.
You can use this garlic sauce drizzled over boiled new potatoes – replacing half the oil with butter, or as a dip for vegetable sticks, and barbecued or grilled meats.
Serving this garlic sauce warm/hot can be difficult, as the oil in the sauce will split, so heat it gently, or enjoy it cold as a dip. If the sauce does split, then give it a good whisk as it cools and will bind once again without doing any harm.
This sauce should be kept refrigerated in a sealed container, and can be stored safely for around a week.
Photo Copyright Rebecca Siegel.
- Add the four garlic gloves to a food processor or mini-chopper, together with a quarter of the oil, and blend into a smooth paste - it should only take 30 seconds or so.
- Add the egg white, and half of the remaining oil then blend again in the mixer for a few seconds.
- Add the rest of the oil, salt, and two tablespoons of the lemon juice to balance out the flavour.
- Have a taste, I normally add a pinch of sugar to take the edge off, you can season with further salt to taste
- Enjoy as a dip, or drizzled over some potatoes.