Cooking with Alison

Egg Yolk Vinaigrette Recipe

In Sides and Sauces, Soups and Salads on October 28, 2014 at am

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I have dozens of frozen egg yolks that I would love to use up.  (See here for how to freeze eggs and other ingredients.)  But I don’t want to make any more desserts, so I have been looking for new savoury recipes that require egg yolks.  This egg yolk vinaigrette only uses up 1 egg yolk, but it’s a delicious start.  🙂  You can use it as a dip for vegetable sticks, or as a dressing on leafy salads or cold, cooked vegetable salads.  (The caesar dressing recipe here also uses an egg yolk.)

Egg Yolk Vinaigrette Recipe

adapted from Pol Martin’s Supreme Cuisine

1 large egg yolk

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 tablespoon of finely chopped shallot or 1/8 teaspoon of ground onion powder

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

coarse Kosher sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)

1 tablespoon maple syrup or more to taste (optional)

If you are whisking the vinaigrette by hand:

Place the egg yolk and Dijon mustard in a medium sized bowl and whisk together.  Then add the parsley, shallot or onion powder, red wine vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Personally, I like to use a lot of ground black pepper.  Whisk everything together.  Then, with one hand adding the extra virgin olive oil in a thin, continuous stream, use the other hand to whisk all of the ingredients together vigorously.  The vinaigrette should thicken.  Taste test the vinaigrette and adjust the seasonings to taste.  If desired, you can whisk in some lemon juice, a few drops at a time, to taste.  Also, if desired, whisk in the maple syrup to taste.  There should be just enough maple syrup to cut the acidity of the vinegar, but not enough to make the vinaigrette taste sweet overall.  Chill through in the refrigerator prior to serving.  This will also help to thicken the dressing.  The vinaigrette will only keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

If you are using a food processor:

Place the egg yolk, Dijon mustard, parsley, shallot or onion powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade.  Personally, I like to use a lot of ground black pepper.  Process until well combined.  Then add the red wine vinegar and process again until mixed.  With the motor running, add the extra virgin olive oil in a thin, continuous stream.  Process until the vinaigrette is thick.  Taste test the vinaigrette and adjust the seasonings to taste.  If desired, add some lemon juice, a few drops at a time, to taste and process until well incorporated.  Also, if desired, add the maple syrup to taste.  There should be just enough maple syrup to cut the acidity of the vinegar, but not enough to make the vinaigrette taste sweet overall.  Chill through in the refrigerator prior to serving.  This will also help to thicken the dressing.  The vinaigrette will only keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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