Homemade Mayo

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.  😀

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