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Bánh Mì Series: Vietnamese Garlic Mayonnaise

I spent the early years of my childhood in Vietnam.  One memory that stood out in my mind is going to buy banh mi (the famous Vietnamese take on the sandwich bursting with flavors of the colonial French and the many herbs and vegetables of the Vietnamese countryside).  This sandwich would be smothered in a garlicky mayonnaise, creamy pate, various cold cuts, pickled carrots and radishes and topped with cilantro, soy sauce and hot pepper paste.  Many of the ingredients are not easily available in most US cities but I can replicate that memory with just good homemade mayonnaise and crusty french bread. This recipe makes approximately 1 cup of garlic mayonnaise and can last 2-3 weeks in the fridge.  You will need 3 very fresh egg yolks as this is a “raw” recipe.  In addition, you should have a small food processor.  I have a Proctor and Silex 1 ½ cup food chopper.  Ideally you should have a food chopper/processor with a spout for this recipe. You will see why the spout is important …