Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

Ahhh... homemade mayonnaise. Fresh. Inexpensive. Quick. Delicious. Not to mention additive free. Schmear it on just about anything to maximize life's simple pleasures!

Mayonnaise

Ahhh... homemade mayonnaise. Fresh. Inexpensive. Quick. Delicious. Not to mention additive free. Schmear it on just about anything to maximize life's simple pleasures!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 1 egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup 240 ml avocado oil or light olive oil
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp white wine vinegar or lemon juice

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Bring the egg and mustard to room temperature in advance.
  2. Mix egg and mustard with a stick blender (or mixer) and add the oil slowly in a thin stream. The mayonnaise should begin to thicken. Continue to mix until all the oil has been added and the mayonnaise has set.
  3. Add vinegar or lemon juice. Mix some more and season with salt and pepper. Taste, and adjust seasoning, and perhaps add more vinegar or lemon juice.
  4. Let the mayonnaise rest in the fridge before serving; this allows the flavor to develop and gives the mayonnaise time to thicken.

Tip!

Making seafood? Use lemon juice or white wine vinegar. Enjoying beef or cold cuts? Use red-wine vinegar. Want something neutral? Use half plain white vinegar, half lemon juice.

Homemade mayo keeps about 5 days in the refrigerator.

As a child I was taught by my grandmother that one egg yolk can bind as much as a whole quart (liter) of oil. In other words, if you want to make a bigger batch, just increase the amount of oil, mustard, spices and acid. You will not need more egg yolks if you keep the oil under a liter... and that's a lot of mayo!

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  1. Meighen
    If you have a stick blender, you don't need to use a thin stream of oil.

    Put all the ingredients into a tall jar. Put the bottom of the blender at the bottom of the jar and as it starts blending, slowly pull the blender up until it's all blended. Very quick and easy.

    Replies: #27, #59, #88, #108
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  1. Mickey
    Didn’t work for me, to liquidy, but I fixed it with another egg yolk and some soy youghurt. Will go slower next time and ensure correct temperature.
  2. Nick
    A cup is a unit of measure, just like a liter. There are different sized cups. Specifically a cup is .2365 liters or 236.5 ml.

    They are not talking any cup that might be in your pantry.

    Reply: #104
  3. Pamela
    Serious Eats website provided some good advice to avoid the runny mess I've made quite a few times. I only use the stick blender, everything else failed. I thought this article was good to help you know what to avoid or do differently.
    As an example, it's key to have a jar that just fits the head of your stick blender. If your eggs, lemon juice, mustard don't touch the blades in the jar, double the batch. I didn't even have to drizzle the oil. All ingredients went into the jar, I submerged the blender to the bottom and started it. As it emulsifies, tilt and move the blender until all the oil is incorporated. Worked perfectly after SEVERAL fails. Only challenge is finding an oil besides olive oil. It's just to strong of a taste.

    https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/10/two-minute-mayonnaise.html

  4. Lee
    A metric cup is 250ml (1/4 of a litre) so perhaps this is where the confusion arises?
  5. Lee
    Beware... not all light olive oils are created equal. One brands batch of mayo tasted horrible. The next using Moro was fantastic. Both were claiming to be Light.
  6. Lee
    Also I made the recipe for 4 which equated to 210 grams (after a little wastage from the Thermomix blades) so 1 serve is approx 52 grams
  7. Cassie
    Are there any brands of mayonnaise you can buy at the store that is keto friendly?
  8. Monika
    Yes!!! that is how I make it. GAME CHANGER!!!!!
  9. Monika

    If you have a stick blender, you don't need to use a thin stream of oil.
    Put all the ingredients into a tall jar. Put the bottom of the blender at the bottom of the jar and as it starts blending, slowly pull the blender up until it's all blended. Very quick and easy.

    Yes!!! that is how I make it. GAME CHANGER!!!!!

  10. Raven
    The recipe states it will last for 5 days in refrigerator.
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