Do you want a great tasting mayonnaise? The answer is simple, make your own! Making mayonnaise is really quite simple, using very few ingredients, the primary ones being egg yolks and oil.

Homemade Mayonnaise

1 Large Egg Yolk
1 1/2 Teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon White Wine Vinegar
1/4 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard ( or Dry Mustard )
Salt To Taste
3/4 Cup Oil ( preferably Canola Oil )

Combine the egg yolk, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Whisk until blended and bright yellow, about 30 seconds

Drizzle 1/4 cup of the oil into the yolk mixture, a few drops at a time, while constantly whisking. This should take about 3-4 minutes. When well blended, gradually add remaining the 1/2 cup oil in a very slow thin stream, again, whisking constantly, until the mayonnaise is thick. This should take you about 6-8 minutes. The mayonnaise will lighten in colour. Cover and chill. Can be made up to 2 days ahead. Keep it refrigerated.

Different oils yield different flavours, so you may want to experiment with the oils to get the exact flavour you want. For example, olive oil has a much stronger flavour than canola oil. Feel free to blend oils for the flavour you like. You can also add spices, like a dash of white pepper or paprika. A great variation is Aioli. To make a superb Aioli Sauce, substitute Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the Canola Oil, and add 1-2 minced garlic cloves. For a crowning touch, add a dash of Tarragon ( pictured below ).

You’ll quickly discover what real mayonnaise should taste like, and how great an Aioli Sauce can be.

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