Homemade mayonnaise is heads above the rest when it comes to sauce and condiment recipes. A creamy, smooth mouthfeel, the complexity of a handful of simple ingredients, and the sheer richness of it all is reason alone to try your hand at this mayonnaise recipe. It goes with everything, from grilled fish to hand-cut frites.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 cups homemade mayonnaise
- 2 pasteurized egg yolks, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 3/4 cups canola oil
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
How to make homemade mayonnaise:
Beat the egg yolks, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until the mixture is completely smooth. Whisking constantly, add 1/2 of the oil, very slowly, one drop at a time.
Near the end of this process, the mayonnaise will begin to thicken. At this point, continue whisking and add the remainder of the oil, in a very slow stream. Once the oil has been emulsified, whisk the white wine vinegar into the mayonnaise.
Use the mayonnaise within a few hours or store it in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
This mayonnaise recipe makes approximately 2 cups of homemade mayonnaise.