Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a fairly simple to make mayonnaise that tastes just like the expensive store-bought kinds. Made from simple household ingredients. Make when you are in a pinch or all the time like I do. I have listed the ingredients with the best choice first and a substitute following for best results use the first choices. There are other mayonnaise recipes on Zaar but I think this one is really worth a try. Note Mayonnaise cannot be made if a thunderstorm threatens, Ingredients should be at room temperature, but I have not had problems using cold eggs and lemons out of the fridge.
- 1 egg, raw
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons white sugar or 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil or 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup vegetable oil, divided
- 1 lemons, juice of (juice only) or 3 tablespoons white vinegar
- crack egg (discard shell), mustard powder, salt, sugar, cayenne pepper, and olive oil (or other oil) in a blender and blend on high until well combined.
- remove cover or through the additions opening slowly add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil.
- then add the juice of one lemon (or the vinegar).
- once the mixture is well combined, slowly add the remaining 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
- the mixture should be well mixed and thick. It will be thinner then you find it at the store but it will thicken further when it is cooled in the fridge.
- Store in the refrigerator in a clean jar.
- Keeps for about one week.
I made this mayonnaise in my smoothie maker - couldn't believe it when it worked well. I like a tangy mayonnaise, but if you aren't used to it, I would consider using half a lemon.
Felt like something was missing from the flavour. I made it with white vinegar and will be trying it with lemon juice next time just in case that is what is missing. I will edit my comments once I have tried it both ways. Made it again this time exactly to the recipe and using lemon juice and must say that our original feelings have not changed. It still tastes like there is something missing. Sorry to say DH has asked me not to make it again.
INCREDIBLE! I have never made homemade mayo before but from now on I will be! This recipe was so easy and the texture and taste rich and thick. I have to admit at first I was somewhat skeptical but after completing all the steps as _____ indicated I was impressed. I do not have a regular blender so I used a large jar and my immersion blender with successful results. My ingredients were cold from the fridge and I did not find that to be a problem. I used the full 2 tsp of sugar however next time I may add even a little more and a little less lemon juice because I like a sweeter mayonnaise. The juice of one full lemon was tasty however like I said I prefer it a little sweeter. Also, I would like to try it with the vinegar just to see the result. A must try for anyone who makes their own mayonnaise regularly or someone who doesnâ€™t like me. No more store bought ever again. Thank-you so much alleycatb!!!