Have you ever tried making your own homemade mayonnaise? It´s surprisingly simple, quick, tastes creamy and amazing, and is more healthy then the ones you get from the store. The only thing you need is five minutes, a few ingredients and a single hand blender!
This recipe is for basic mayonnaise. Feel free to add some mustard or minced garlic. If you´re planning to combine the mayonnaise with seafood, I suggest adding some fresh lemon or lime juice as well. If you desire a sweeter taste, add some sugar. If you like a bit of a kick – add some hot sauce! The great thing about homemade mayonnaise is that you can control the flavors. Experiment and have fun!
I always make my own mayonnaise, and when you try it you will never ever buy from the store again!
Plain homemade mayonnaise
Creamy, delicious and healthier mayonnaise. Easy and quick, and so much better than store bough!
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar*
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- 2 deciliter (0,85 cup) neutral oil
- Pour all the ingredients, except from the oil, in a bowl. (In my experience a narrow bowl, like a blender bottle, makes less mess)
- Place the hand-mixer in the bottom
- Start to mix. Gradually add the oil, until desired consistency is reached. Just mix until it thickens and gets lighter – You´ll see it´s like magic!
- Cover and chill. Store in a glassjar or airtight container.
- Vinegar: Any neutral vinegar should work fine. I prefer to use lemon vinegar, which creates a fresh mayonnaise.
- Neutral oil: I prefer to use a good quality sunflower oil. Canola oil works fine as well, but sunflower gives a more round and fresh flavor. I know some people like to add some olive oil as well, which makes a stronger taste.
Remoulade or Aioli?
Remoulade is usually mayo based, you can add some dijon mustard, herbs etc. Aioli is also mayo based, add some garlic.
*I´ve tried adding some cheese (like parmesan), garlic and a pinch of sugar to the mayonnaise base - this makes a great dressing for salads with egg and bacon! (I suggest no lemon juice)
Courses condiment, dip, spread
WHAT IS YOUR…
What is your favorite mayonnaise recipe? Which oil and vinegar do you prefer? Comment below so I can do a recipe inspired by them. Let me know what you think in the comments, rate the recipe if you try it (it helps me improve them for you!), and if you make it at home share it on Instagram with #alalinn som I can see!2