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Gourmet Big Mac Sauce

Entered for safe-keeping, because every now and then I get a craving for a Big Mac and Its Sauce. From Nathan Myhrvold & Maxime Bilet's "Modernist Cuisine at Home". This version is fancier and less sweet than McDonald's sauce, although the exact flavor depends on your choice of mustard and pickles. (Neutral oils: beef tallow, canola or rapeseed, chicken fat, clarified butter, refined coconut oil, corn oil, duck fat, grapeseed oil, refined peanut oil, pork lard, safflower oil, soybean oil, and sunflower oil.)

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30mins
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ingredients

  • 13 cup safflower oil (or other neutral-tasting oil, see Recipe Description, 75 mL or 70 g)
  • 4 cups leeks, minced (200 g)
  • 34 cup shallot, minced (95 g)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (240 mL or 220 g)
  • 78 cup noilly prat dry vermouth (200 mL or 200 g)
  • 4 tablespoons spicy cucumber pickles, minced (Baumgardner brand preferred but also see $notetemplate1$ or $notetemplate2$ or $notetemplate3$ or Recipe)
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard (20 g)
  • pickle juice, to taste (from spicy pickles)
  • salt, to taste

directions

  • In a sauté pan over medium-low heat, heat the oil for 1 minute. Add the leeks and shallots and sweat for about 15 minutes, stirring often until very tender.
  • Add cream and vermouth. Increase heat to medium-high, and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, 8-10 minutes.
  • Fold in pickles and mustard.
  • Season the sauce generously with pickle juice and salt, to taste.
  • Cool, and serve it cool. Will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator.
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"Entered for safe-keeping, because every now and then I get a craving for a Big Mac and Its Sauce. From Nathan Myhrvold & Maxime Bilet's "Modernist Cuisine at Home". This version is fancier and less sweet than McDonald's sauce, although the exact flavor depends on your choice of mustard and pickles. (Neutral oils: beef tallow, canola or rapeseed, chicken fat, clarified butter, refined coconut oil, corn oil, duck fat, grapeseed oil, refined peanut oil, pork lard, safflower oil, soybean oil, and sunflower oil.)"
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  1. KateL
    Entered for safe-keeping, because every now and then I get a craving for a Big Mac and Its Sauce. From Nathan Myhrvold & Maxime Bilet's "Modernist Cuisine at Home". This version is fancier and less sweet than McDonald's sauce, although the exact flavor depends on your choice of mustard and pickles. (Neutral oils: beef tallow, canola or rapeseed, chicken fat, clarified butter, refined coconut oil, corn oil, duck fat, grapeseed oil, refined peanut oil, pork lard, safflower oil, soybean oil, and sunflower oil.)
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