When I first started cooking, I thought homemade mayonnaise was incredibly intimidating. The traditional method, which involves whisking oil drop by drop into egg yolks, sounds like an arm ache waiting to happen!
Luckily, modern technology allows home cooks to enjoy the luxury of creamy and rich mayonnaise without working up a sweat. If you have a food processor or immersion blender, mayonnaise takes only a feel minutes to put together.
The resulting condiment is unlike any jarred mayo; it's thick, but light and perfect for making dips or spreading on sandwiches. In the end, I've realized it's quite easy to make homemade mayonnaise! Want to give it a try? Here's the recipe.
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Makes 1 3/4 cups.
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 1/4 cups canola oil
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Makes 1 3/4 cups.