Making Mayonnaise

  • 01 of 08

    Prepare ingredients

    Prepare the ingredients
    Prepare the ingredients. S. Wongkaew

    Measure out all the ingredients.

    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 tsp mustard
    • 150 mls vegetable oil
    • 1 tsp white vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt
    • 2 tsp chopped dill (optional)
    • 2 tsp chopped chives (optional)
    • 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped anchovies

    Makes approximately 150 mls

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  • 02 of 08

    Combine yolks and mustard

    Add the mustard
    Add the mustard. S. Wongkaew

    Combine the egg yolks and mustard in a clean bowl.

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  • 03 of 08

    Whisk together

    Whisk together
    Whisk together. S. Wongkaew

    Whisk yolks and mustard vigorously for 30 seconds until thoroughly combined.

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  • 04 of 08

    Slowly add the oil

    Slowly add the oil
    Slowly add the oil. S. Wongkaew

    Slowly add the oil a few drops at a time, while continuing to whisk vigorously. It's important not to add too much oil at once otherwise the mayonnaise will split.

    "Split" mayonnaise means that the mayonnaise is runny instead of creamy. This is usually because too much oil was added at once. If you're mayonnaise splits, start again by adding 1 tablespoon of the split mixture to 2 egg yolks. This is the mayonnaise base. Continue to add oil a few drops at a time while whisking.

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  • 05 of 08

    Keep whisking

    Keep whisking
    Keep whisking. S. Wongkaew

    Keep slowly adding the oil, a few drops at a time, while whisking -- the mixture will thicken and become creamy like store-bought mayo.

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  • 06 of 08

    Add white vinegar

    Add vinegar to mayonnaise
    Add vinegar to mayonnaise. S. Wongkaew

    When you've added about 80 mls of the oil to the yolks, add the vinegar to the mixture and continue to whisk. This will lighten the color of the mayo. Season with 1/2 tsp of salt and add add remaining oil slowly while continuing to whisk.

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  • 07 of 08

    Mayonnaise derivatives

    Mayonnaise derivatives
    Mayonnaise derivatives. S. Wongkaew

    Now you have basic mayonnaise. You can make derivatives by adding ingredients such as finely chopped fresh herbs, finely chopped anchovies, finely chopped gherkins or spanish onion or finely chopped garlic. The possibilities are endless.

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  • 08 of 08

    Homemade Herbed Mayonnaise

    Homemade Mayonnaise
    Homemade Mayonnaise. S. Wongkaew

    Back to mayonnaise recipe.