Making homemade aioli is a revelation and it's delicious on sandwiches, as a dip for vegetables or swirled into stews.
3 small garlic cloves, finely grated
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Freshly ground pepper
On a work surface, using the flat side of a chef's knife, smash the garlic with a generous pinch of salt into a paste; scrape into a bowl.
Whisk the egg yolk, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of water into the garlic paste. Whisk in the olive oil, a few drops at a time, until the aioli starts to thicken. Add the remaining olive oil in a very thin stream, whisking constantly. Slowly whisk in the vegetable oil; season the aioli with salt and pepper and serve.