Mayonnaise

mayonnaise-recipe
Who doesn’t love a slather of Mayo on their sandwich.. and homemade mayo is just so  terribly easy and simple that you just wouldn’t be able to understand why you have been spending so much on getting Mayo that doesn’t taste as good!!

Who doesn't love a slather of Mayo on their sandwich.. and homemade mayo is just so terribly easy and simple that you just wouldn't be able to understand why you have been spending so much on getting Mayo that doesn't taste as good!!

Summary

Ingredients

3 piece egg yolk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon preservative
1 teaspoon English mustard
3 teaspoons lemon juice
300 ml vegetable oil

Steps

  1. Cream the egg yolks with sugar and the preservative.
  2. To this start adding a tablespoon of oil at a time and whisk in till completely emulsified (I used a Electric Hand Mixer for it)
  3. When you are halfway through the oil, add in the English Mustard and blend in.
  4. Continue with adding the oil and whisking in (you can graduate to 2 tbsp a time once there is a definite one cup emusified mass in your bowl)
  5. Once all the Oil is in and done, add in the salt and lemon juice and blend
  6. Voila, you have delicious home made Mayonnaise

If you are using a hand mixer like I did, use a flat bottomed vessel for doing the mixing. This avoids any stray droplets of oil from ruining your Mayo

Oil: Always use a neutral tasting oil, so that the flavor of the oil doesnt get taken on by the mayo

If you are using a food processor, you can just have a steady thin stream of oil flowing in once the eggs are creamed (instead of spoon by spoon)

Your mayo will look yellow to begin with, dont worry, its adding liquid,(in this case the lemon juice) that makes it creamy in color

English mustard or Dijon Mustard adds a nice flavor to the mayo. Completely optional though


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