Homemade Mayonnaise Recipes

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a popular condiment that is added to sandwiches, salads (chicken salad, tuna salad, various fruit salads), main dishes, and dips. It's a thick condiment that's generally white or off-white and composed of 70 to 85% fat. Some of the homemade mayonnaise recipes can contain much less or sometimes more fat than commercial recipes, but in many cases, by changing the fat content, you're going to change the texture content.

In most homemade recipes for mayonnaise, you'll find that salt, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and mustard are common ingredients. Traditionally mayo recipes will use olive oil, adding it one drop at a time while whisking the other ingredients. You'll find that no recipe for mayonnaise will be exactly the same.

Once you make your own mayonnaise, you just may not want to go back to commercial mayo. Homemade mayonnaise will have much more flavor and because you're making it, you can add spices to add to the taste.

Mayonnaise Recipes

Recipe 1

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups salad oil

In small bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat egg yolks, vinegar, salt and mustard 2 minutes. Continue beating, gradually adding 1/2 cup oil, abut 1/2 teaspoon at a time. until thick and smooth. Continue beating; add remaining 1 1/2 cups oil, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is thick and creamy. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Serve on tossed greens, in sandwiches or in recipes. Yields 2 1/2 cups.

Blender Mayonnaise: In covered blender container at low speed, blend first 4 ingredients 1 to 2 seconds until thoroughly mixed. Remove center of cover (or cover) and, at low speed, very slowly pour oil in steady stream into blender; continue blender until well mixed.

Recipe 2

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup salad oil

Break egg in blender, add lemon juice, mustard and 1/4 cup of the oil. Cover and blend 30 seconds. Remove cover and pour remaining oil in a thin steady stream.

If you want to make Curry Mayonnaise, add 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 clove garlic, minced, and 1 tablespoon honey stirred into the finished mayonnaise.

Recipe 3 (Lemon Mayonnaise)

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon (heaping) dry mustard
  • Dash of salt and cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup oil or olive oil

In your blender put in all if the ingredients except the oil. Run your machine very slowly as you add the oil a little at a time. Beat just until it begins to thicken. Makes 1 1/2 cups. (This is delicious mayonnaise for salads and sandwiches. You'll probably like it so much you'll keep a supply on hand.)

Make Mayonnaise

Personally, I'm not a fan of commercial mayo because of the thick, greasy texture and taste. Homemade mayonnaise has definitely won over my taste buds.

The above recipes are two that you should try out. You can make them as is the first time, and the next time alter it with your own spices. Be creative. It's your mayonnaise, make it how you want and then add it to your favorite dish, whether that be a simple sandwich, salad, dip, or main dish.

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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Sound lovely and easy to make. Thanks

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