Homemade Mayonnaise

Making Homemade Mayonnaise is not a complicated task and it is infinitely better than the pasty white shop bought stuff that should apologise to real mayo!

Making Homemade Mayonnaise is not a complicated task and it is infinitely better than the pasty white shop bought stuff that should apologise to real mayo!

This homemade mayonnaise recipe is one I promised to do and a rare foray into playing with video, I’ll not be writing my Oscar speech for my voiceless appearance in this short skit but it was fun to make and something I want to do more of.

The problem I find is similar to photography, the only way to get better is to try and it is very simple to procrastinate and put off trying, so I’ll stick something less than good out there to force myself to learn and get better.

Regular visitors will notice something similar in my photography, sometimes it is good, sometimes average and sometimes outright poor, but I learn and gain more motivation from  every poor set of images than all of the good images combined.

Making Homemade Mayonnaise is not a complicated task and it is infinitely better than the pasty white shop bought stuff that should apologise to real mayo!

Anyway back to homemade mayonnaise, I mentioned in a recent chicken burger recipe that I never really liked mayo when growing up. However homemade mayonnaise is a completely different thing altogether and it really is very simple to make, even more so if you have a food processor which I don’t.

But hey it is good exercise, especially if you have a beautiful assistant to mop your brow part way through. If you don’t get this you have not watched the video, tsk, tsk! But seriously give it a try, you have nothing to loose and a while new magic world of incredible homemade mayonnaise with a rich and rounded flavour that I have never once encountered in a shop bought mayo.

Which I typically find far too shouty but flacid when it comes to depth, lets also not mention the downright ridiculously pasty colour! Use proper good eggs, great quality punch mustard and great oil and you end up with something beautifully golden and delicious!

Making Homemade Mayonnaise is not a complicated task and it is infinitely better than the pasty white shop bought stuff that should apologise to real mayo!
Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise

Yield: 200ml
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Making Homemade Mayonnaise is not a complicated task and it is infinitely better than the pasty white shop bought stuff that should apologise to real mayo!

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Tbsp Mustard
  • 150 ml Rapeseed oil
  • Lemon Juice, To taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

By Hand

  1. Put the egg yolk and mustard into a clean mixing bowl and whisk until it comes together, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of the oil and whisk furiously, until the yolk, mustard and oil are thoroughly emulsified.
  3. Add another teaspoon of oil and repeat, after the first 2 teaspoons you can speed up the addition of the oil but ensure you have kept and emulsification all the way through the process, keep going until you have got a rich creamy and thick mayo.
  4. Squeeze in the lemon juice and add salt and pepper to taste and whisk again until the mayo comes together.

In a Food Processor

  1. Add the mustard and egg yolk into the bowl of your food processor and blend until it comes together.
  2. Now slowly begin pouring in your oil with the food processor running, you can speed up the flow of oil as your mayonnaise begins to get some structure.
  3. When you have a rich creamy mayo, add in the lemon juice, salt and pepper and blend once more to bring together and job done.

Notes

You can add further flavourings to your mayo as required or just get a big bowl of chips (fries to those on the other side of the Atlantic) and go to town.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1295 Total Fat: 144g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 130g Cholesterol: 184mg Sodium: 474mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 3g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

22 thoughts on this Recipe:

  1. Why have I never made my own mayo before? I dislike the store bought stuff but this might be right up my alley!

    • I always forego shop bought mayo but love the homemade stuff, the fact that you can tailor the flavours to your own likes makes it so much better.

  2. I like to add a clove or two of garlic to mine too. I’ve only used yellow mustard though, so definitely planning to use the whole grain dijon I have in the refrigerator instead with the next batch. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I do on occasion add garlic, the beauty of homemade mayo is that you can add any flavours you like and it will be awesome!

  3. Oh, this is dangerous for me, Brian! I’m a mayonnaise maniac. Could eat it out of the jar with a spoon & have! This looks soooo yummy.

  4. I can’t believe I haven’t tried to make homemade mayonnaise! Next time I’m in need, I’ve gotta try making it myself. It looks great!!

    • Be careful in making your own mayo is one of those things you don’t go back from… Super easy in a food processor though, just drizzle the oil into the spout and watch things magically change before your eyes.

  5. This recipe is totally inspiring Brian ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t had homemade mayo in WAY too long….now thinking about how awesome it would taste on a burger right about now…:)

    • It is superb, I think it is too easy to forget that most if what we by in the Supermarket is actually at heart really simple to make. I can’t wait to share my ketchup recipe when our tomato harvest kicks in ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Great video, love the whisking! Ha I always have achy arms after making mayo. Yours look beautiful and silky too.

    • Thank you, it was fun to make the video and I was just puttin gon a macho front, my arms were exhausted after finishing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Haha, great video. It made me laugh, especially trying to extract the mustard from the spoon one handed. I used to make mayonnaise by hand, but I just use my blender these days – its so quick.

    • Yeah the joys of one handed work trying to put a face on to camera… It was fun to make, I don’t own a blender or processor so it is all hard work for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Oh wow, I have been meaning to make my own mayo for years now. I really need to stop procrastinating…

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