Mayonnaise Homemade

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If you have never tried making your own mayonnaise, please, please give this a try.  The taste doesn’t compare with the store-bought version.  Honestly it isn’t hard to make and your family will be impressed.

This homemade pantry staple will last four days covered in your refrigerator.  If you have egg, olive oil, lemon juice and salt on hand, you have everything you need to make your own mayonnaise.

Ready, Set, Go:   1 egg yolk, 1 cup olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice and a pinch of salt.

  1.  First whisk together the egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of water in a medium bowl.

  2.  Using a measuring cup with a spout, pour a few drops of olive oil into the egg yolk  and whisk vigorously.  Then add few more drops of olive oil and whisk again.  Continue add all the olive oil until you have a thick sauce.

  3.  Add your lemon juice and salt.  Whisk everything and taste to see you if you need more salt.

Makes one cup of mayonnaise.

See how easy it is to make mayonnaise, straight from your pantry.  ENJOY!

19 thoughts on “Mayonnaise Homemade

  1. WOW! What an awesome and incredibly simple mayonnaise recipe! I’m definitely interested in making this! My mother-in-law has chickens, so we never have to pay for eggs, so they’re not an issue. We keep olive oil on hand, because it’s more healthier than regular cooking oil.

  2. Really?? Its that easy to make mayo?? This is awesome! to think of all the times I have gone without because I never had it in the fridge, when really I had all the ingredients to make it!

  3. I never even considered making my own mayonnaise, but now I can not wait to give it a go! This way, I can easily control the quality of the ingredients I use. Awesome!

  4. When I was on a special diet where I couldn’t have anything prepackaged, I made my own mayo as well as everything else. It is so hard to make everything from scratch so making it simple like this is great! Thanks for sharing!

  5. It’s so easy to do and I love that it only takes minutes! I’ve only tried making our own mayonnaise once and I would love to do it again! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  6. You’re totally inspiring me to start making things from scratch more often. My niece made homemade strawberry cake (not healthy at all, I know), and I was trying to remember the last time I did it from scratch. Mayo sounds like a great recipe to start back in the kitchen with.

  7. I have wanted to try making my own mayonnaise at home but the first time I did, it was an epic fail. I will have to try your recipe. It looks so much easier! Thanks for sharing!

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