This 5 minute aioli is super easy and flavorful. Perfect as a dip for veggies and fried potatoes or a spread for sandwiches.
To make by hand, mash the bread and garlic together as the recipe states, then add the egg and lemon juice. Slowly add the oil just a little bit at a time as you continue mixing all ingredients. This process takes considerably longer and has a higher probability of not emulsifying.
Sometimes, for no reason at all, aioli doesn’t properly set up. If that happens, don’t worry, it’s very common. Using an immersion blender offers the highest success rate, but there are too many variables to really pinpoint what went wrong. It’s better to start new and try again.