Awhile back I’d saved a link to a blog showing how to make mayo. I tried it, and wasted 1.5 cups of oil and 2 eggs. I was more ticked about the oil because that’s a lot of freakin’ oil! So I looked for another recipe and found one with a few more pictures and less ingredients.
1 egg yolk
1 cup oil (I used canola)
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard (or more to taste)
1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Whisk egg yolk, add in a few drops of lemon juice and keep whisking. Always keep whisking. Start adding oil in drop by drop. Keep whisking. When it starts looking more like mayonnaise and less like a whisked egg yolk you can start dribbling in the oil faster. If your mix starts to thicken to the point where it’s balling up in the whisk add a few drops of lemon juice and it will smooth out. Keep doing this until all the oil is mixed in. Your arm will feel like falling off. 😛
Voila, you have mayo! It will not keep for long, so use it up quickly…. like on turkey and cheddar sandwiches for dinner. 😀