Friday, April 4, 2008

Ask Mary: Broken Egg Emulsion

Can you fix an egg emulsion that has been broken?

Absolutely. It takes a little time and practice, but it can be done. For those of you who don’t know, a broken egg emulsion is where the egg mixture looks greasy because the oil has not been absorbed into the egg. It ends up looking like two separate ingredients instead of one, like vinegar mixed with oil. In order to correct a broken emulsion you need to create a new mixture of egg yolk and oil, mix it thoroughly, and then slowly add the broken mixture into the new mixture. You might have to add more lemon but it will end up tasting just as good.

Good Luck!