Handmade Basic Mayonnaise

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1batch
  • Ingredients

  • 1egg yolk( room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard or 1/2 teaspoondry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1pinchcayenne pepper
  • 1tablespoonvinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil or 3/4 cupsalad oil
  • Directions

  • Put first 5 ingredients in a clean bowl and whisk until blended.
  • Beat inthe oil drop by drop.
  • As the sauce thickens increase the flow of oil, but be slow and patient. The sauce, when finished will be very thick.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings, adding salt or vinegar ifnecessary.
  • Reviews

  • “The rating is just for my experience with this recipe. It is the first time I tried to make mayonnaise and it did not work at all.I followed the directions extremely carefully. I used a mini food processor and drizzled the oil in as slowly as possible. I used the dry mustard. My mayonnaise was holding together well during the beating of the oil up until about the half way point and then all of a sudden, the mixture broke and it turned all liquidy again, never to return to its thickened state.”

  • “Wow!I’m kind of feeling like Tom Hanks in “Castaway” when he pounded his chest and proclaimed, “I have made fire!”(OK, not exactly.)But I have made mayonnaise!!And it is so great!!I should say that I like jiggly, firm mayo, i.e., not creamy and droopy (read: wimpy.Sorry.)I am a Hellman’s purist… so when this recipe whipped up with a texture that could have taken Hellman’s to the mat, I was thrilled.Then the taste: wonderful.Way better than store-bought.Fresh, light, slightly tangy with the breeziest zing from that pinch of cayenne.Can you tell I’m happy?!I used my Cuisinart immersion blender with the whisk attachment.I used the mayo in a batch of potato salad I’ll be taking to my sister’s 50th birthday party tomorrow.I also saved some out for turkey and ham sandwiches.Everything about this recipe is great – and like Sandalina spaghettisauce said in her review, I can’t wait to try flavoring ingredients (basil, rosemary, garlic, etc.) to make complex mayonnaise any time.Wonderful!”

  • “I made this recipe just as it is and it turned out great. It doesn’t make too much , so I won’t be wasting any valuable food. I know I can add other ingredients to this to make different flavored mayo. Thanks”

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