Cretan rusks with apple and mustard mayonnaise

James Martin keeps things simple with this traditional recipe from the rugged hills of Crete
By James Martin
Cretan rusks with apple and mustard mayonnaise
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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 200 ml olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, for squeezing
  • 1 green apple, thinly sliced into julienne strips
  • 1 red apple, thinly sliced into julienne strips
  • 30 ml mustard
  • 15 ml honey
  • bread rusks, and a selection of cheeses, olives and cold meats, to serve

Tips and Suggestions

If you cant find bread rusks, try using crisp rolls (available in most supermarkets), softened with a little water. If youre really stuck, you can substitute fresh crusty bread.

Method

1. Whisk the egg yolks together with a squeeze of lemon. Very slowly drizzle in the olive oil and keep whisking continuously until the mixture emulsifies and thickens into a mayonnaise.

2. Add the apples, mustard, honey to the mayonnaise, plus salt and pepper to taste. Make sure the apple slices are coated all over, and serve.

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