Peel the potatoes. Cut potatoes into 1/3" to 1/2" chunks as follows: Cut the potato lengthwise, then cut it lengthwise again. You should have four long pieces. Now, cut each of those pieces into 3-4 pieces, cutting crosswise. This should give you nice bit-sized pieces, small enough to use a toothpick to skewer. Sprinkle with salt.
Pour olive oil in a wide, deep frying pan, with a heavy bottom. Heat the oil on medium high until hot. To test the oil, carefully place one piece of potato in the oil. It is hot enough if the potato immediately fries. If there is no bubbling/frying, the oil is not hot enough and the potato will absorb too much oil. Once the potatoes are fried(about 10 minutes), use a slotted spoon or spatula to remove and set them aside to drain.
Peel and mince the garlic. Using the flat side of a large knife, crush the garlic. Place in a small mortar and pestle and add ½ tsp salt and smash into a paste.
An alternative to save time is to use a good garlic press that peels and mashes the garlic in one step. Either way, you can use a mortar and pestle to mash the garlic into a paste.
Crack the eggs and separate the yolks into a small mixing bowl. Transfer the garlic paste to the bowl and whisk to blend. With a hand mixer on low speed, slowly pour in the olive oil in a THIN, steady stream until a creamy sauce forms. Add the touch of lemon juice slowly at the end, while keeping the mixer on to ensure that the sauce stays smooth.
The traditional version of this sauce did not have egg yolks, but the yolks make it easier to whip.
Note: If you enjoy spicy sauces and the fresh garlic flavor is not enough, after the sauce is made, season it with cayenne pepper for a spicier taste.
Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the potatoes and toss carefully.
Place potatoes with sauce on a serving plate. Serve warm
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (342g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 790 (81%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 87.8g||117 %|
|Saturated Fat 14.8g||74 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 60.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 10g|
|Cholesterol 559.4mg||172 %|
|Sodium 36.5mg||1 %|
|Potassium 962.1mg||25 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 40g||12 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.8g||19 %|
|Sugars, other 35.2g|
|Protein 11.6g||17 %|
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Calories per serving: 980
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