There is this greasy spoon, if you will.
It’s called Mary’s Cafe, we call it Mary’s for short. They serve up a lot of delicious vegan and vegetarian food. They are a Syrian/Lebanese family so there is so many delightful middle eastern flavors, one of which is garlic sauce. It’s not garlic mayo, oh no, but it’s heaven. At Mary’s they toss homefries in it, I prefer to have it on just about anything I eat. You can purchase it at the cafe and it’s worth every penny but I want to share it with you.
- 1 medium white potato peeled, quartered, boiled and let cool
- 8 cloves of garlic, peeled
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- about 1/4 cup of oil
Prepare potato, boil and set aside to cool. This can be done way in advance.
I have a miniature food processor but a good blender stand up or hand blender should yield the same results. Place the peeled garlic cloves in food processor and blend until finely minced. Add lemon juice and pepper and blend again. Slowly add 1/2 tsp- 1 tsp of oil at a time, you are hoping to make a very loose mayo so you probably won’t use anymore than 1/4 cup.
Once the mixture slightly resembles a loose white sauce, add the cooled potatoes and blend. If you add them hot you will most likely get garlicky wall paper paste. If they are cold it may be lumpy and concealed. Either way they will still taste good but the goal is smooth, creamy, whipped garlic sauce. Heartier and healthier than mayo, but will still stop Dracula in his track from 100 miles down the street.
Oh ps, don’t serve on date, or even day of date, this stuff is to be eaten in great company of people who love you, cause no one else is gonna let you.