Chapter 85 : Mayonnaise

 

I took out a small jar containing mayonnaise from my item box.

「Mark-boy, what is that?」(Gill)

「This is a seasoning called ‘mayonnaise’.」(Mark)

I opened the jar and showed Gill oji-san, Camilla, and Pamella a thick white-yellowish liquid inside.

Camilla stared at the mayonnaise curiously and muttered.

「….This thing reminds me of… ‘that thing’….」(Camilla)

Oh, please don’t say it, Camilla-san!

「Ahem!… So, Mark-boy, are you gonna add this thing into the food you called potato salad?」(Gill)

「Yup. But we need to wait until the potato cools a little more. In the meantime, let’s have a taste of this mayonnaise.」(Mark)

By the way, the only ones who have tasted this mayonnaise are Nicola, Mom, Dad, Celine, and Delica.

I took out a cucumber from my item box and cut it into sticks, and then I put the cucumber sticks into the mayonnaise jar so that we can easily eat it by taking it one by one.

「Here, you can try it if you want.」(Mark)

The three of them took the cucumber sticks and looked at the mayonnaise sticking onto it with slightly cautious eyes, perhaps because it looked like a suspicious white-yellowish liquid for them.

However, Nicola, who had already eaten mayonnaise many times, took one cucumber stick and ate it like a hamster, and as soon as she finished it, she immediately grabbed another cucumber stick and stirred the mayonnaise with it so that a lot of mayonnaise stuck onto it, and then she ate it with a blissful face.

Watching Nicola eating the mayonnaise cucumber stick deliciously, the other three finally took a bite at the same time.

Somehow, my gaze was fixed on Camilla. Somehow…

After they took a bite, they made surprised faces.

「Ara~ This is surprisingly delicious~」(Camilla)

「I’ve never tasted something like this before…」(Pamella)

「Umm! Mark-boy, this is so good!」(Gill)

Looks like they really like it.

It took me a lot of effort to make the mayonnaise taste just like the one in my previous life, so I’m happy that they like it.

「This is a seasoning made from egg yolk, oil, vinegar and salt.」(Mark)

「I see. Are your family selling this in your dining hall?」(Gill)

「No, we don’t sell it. We made it for ourselves to enjoy. Because mayonnaise is raw, I was afraid if other people started imitating it with the wrong recipe and suffered from food poisoning. That’s why we don’t sell it in our dining hall.」(Mark)

I believe vinegar can suppress the growth of bacteria. Still, homemade mayonnaise can make people suffer from food poisoning sometimes.

Moreover, it seems that there’s no eating raw egg culture in this world, so the hygiene of the eggs is unknown.
That’s why, before breaking an egg, I always wipe its surface lightly with an E-grade potion to make it hygienic.

By the way, stirring the egg yolk manually is not easy, so I usually put the egg yolk and the other ingredients in a special container I made with earth magic and stir it with wind magic.

That reminds me of when I grind Segilia grass with a pastel and mortar to make potion for the first time.
My right arm was really sore back then.

「You don’t sell it, huh? That’s too bad…」(Gill)

Gill oji-san dropped his shoulders, looking a little disappointed.

The seasonings in this world are delicious enough in my opinion, so I don’t think we need to serve dishes with mayonnaise in our dining hall.

Well, this time is different, and I used mayonnaise just to complete the potato salad.

When I was talking with Gill oji-san, Nicola tried to put her half-eaten cucumber stick into the mayonnaise jar, but I immediately lifted the jar up so that she couldn’t reach it.

Nicola then glared at me with a pouty face.

『Dear Customer, you’re not allowed to put your half-eaten food into this jar.』(Mark)

『Mumu! Why!? My saliva will make the mayonnaise better!』(Nicola)

『There’s no way it’ll make it better! That’s disgusting!』(Mark)

『What did you say!?』(Nicola)

Hahh… This girl… Can’t be helped then…

I grabbed a cucumber stick, stirred the mayonnaise with it, and put it into Nicola’s mouth.

「Ara, that’s not fair. Why is it always Nicola-chan eating them? Can I get another one?」(Camilla)

「Me too!」(Gill)

「M, Me too…!」(Pamella)

Apparently, mayonnaise is really popular.

Maybe I should give Gill oji-san and Camilla some later.

 

After we enjoyed the mayonnaise cucumber sticks, the potatoes seemed to have cooled.

I put cucumber, bacon, and mayonnaise into the bowl containing the mashed potatoes, and mixed them together.

While adding some salt and pepper, I occasionally tasted the potato salad.

By the way, in this world, pepper is not cheap, but it’s not too expensive to buy either.

…..Un. I think this is about right.

After I confirmed that its taste was good enough, I prepared four small plates for four people, put the potato salad on the plates, and gave them to everyone.

「Here you go! Enjoy~」(Mark)

After receiving the plates, four of them immediately brought the potato salad into their mouth with spoons.

「Hoo… It has a unique texture and taste. Yeah, I think this will go well with alcohol.」(Gill)

「Mmm~ this is good. Depending on how we make it, I think we can make a cute decoration from other ingredients. Also, it doesn’t smell, so it’s perfect for my shop!」(Camilla)

「Delicious…」(Pamella)

While the three of them expressed their impression, Nicola was just eating the potato salad silently with a blissful face.

「If you want to add some color to it, I recommend boiled carrots, boiled eggs, apples, and slices of onions.」(Mark)

「I see. Certainly, that will make this food colorful.」(Camilla)

「This is really a good dish. Where did your parents learn to cook this dish?」(Gill)

「Well, there are a lot of travelers and adventurers staying at our inn, so maybe one of the guests taught them.」(Mark)

Just like okonomiyaki, I had decided to make this kind of excuse.

Because there are still many recipes that have not been discovered in this territory, people won’t know that I’m lying.

After tasting the potato salad, Camila smiled at me and Gill oji-san.

「Gill-san, Mark-chan, thanks to both of you I can add a wonderful menu tomorrow!」(Camilla)

「I, Is that so? Ahahaha! I’m glad that we’re helpful!」(Gill)

Gill oji-san laughed shyly as his face turned red.

I’m happy for him.

「Well then, let’s boil all the remaining potatoes! Of course, Gill oji-san will do the mashing for us! Right, Gill oji-san?」(Mark)

「O, Ou. You can leave it to me! As a man, I can’t let women and children do that kind of hard work!」(Gill)

Nice. As I expected, he would say that. Now I don’t have to mash the potatoes~ Lucky me~

 

After a couple of hours of cooking, the preparation for tomorrow’s dishes was completed.

The feudal lord will come to this town tomorrow, and it seems like we will get really busy.

But honestly, I’m looking forward to it.

 

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