Memorable Quotes:

"A Bearnaise sauce is simply an egg yolk, a shallot, a little tarragon vinegar and butter, but it takes years of practice for the result to be perfect." Fernand Point

Monday, March 1, 2010

French Laundry Staff Dressing

1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons of chopped shallots
2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 large egg yolk
2 cups canola oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Place the garlic, shallot, mustard and vinegar in a blender and blend until well combined. Add the egg yolk and blend again. With the blender running, slowly drizzle in the oil until the dressing is thick and emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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    1. Thanks for your comment. Sorry I didn't see it sooner. I'll have to check my cookbook but I don't remember that they added herbs to the staff dressing.