Make your own Mayo

26 Jan

The other night we were making dinner when we realized we were missing a key ingredient for both of our meals – mayonnaise. I was having a tuna sandwich and Noah was making a chicken salad sandwich, so mayonnaise wasn’t something we could skip. It was FREEZING cold out (it got down to around 9 degrees that night) so we didn’t want to go to the store. This presented a problem because we were both set on what we planned to eat. So instead of changing our dinner plans, we improvised. Noah quickly looked up how to make mayonnaise on his phone. And what he found was that it is REALLY easy to make mayonnaise!

What you’ll need:

  • one egg
  • one cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • one tbsp lemon juice per 1 cup of EVOO (we squeezed it from an actual lemon)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • seasonings of your choice

What you’ll do

  • First, crack the yolk into a mixing bowl
  • Next, add the lemon juice
  • Then whisk in the oil slowly and consistently until the mixture becomes the consistency of mayonnaise
  • If the mayo seems too thick you can add a little water
  • Once you are done whisking in the oil, add the seasonings – we had to add more salt after we first added some so you may want to taste it as you add the seasonings
  • Use it on anything you would normally use mayo on, then refrigerate any leftovers


4 Responses to “Make your own Mayo”

  1. amg January 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    Thanks for posting this — I actually didn’t know that it was that easy to make your own mayo! 🙂 Very cool.

    • suburbianbliss January 27, 2011 at 5:38 am #

      I didnt know either..but desperate times call for desperate measures! Or should I say lazy! Either way, I think this is a healthier and tastier option! Especially if you dont use mayo that often

      • paws January 31, 2011 at 11:51 am #

        You may find using half olive oil and half vegetable oil is better as the veg oil takes the edge off as olive oil has a very strong taste.

  2. This Italian Family January 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Way to be innovative! 🙂

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