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09/04/2013

Homemade mayonnaise

Français

Here is a basic recipe, it can be useful to be able to do it oneself. Once you know it, you know it for good, so let’s go!


Why bother to make it oneself? Well, at least you know what’s in it, no chemical products, additives, emulsifiers, colorants, preservation agents... Also, the taste is really different, not to mention the perfume!

What I usually do is to have a pot of industrial mayonnaise for the small quantities and the “just in case”, but when I need a large quantity or for a specific recipe, I do it myself. That way, my recipe can really have the taste of the "true" mayonnaise, it's always a plus.

No need for specific tools, I do it with a fork. I think it’s more precise than a blender, it’s easier to control what you are doing. And there is less to wash up in the end (and I wasn’t taught to make it with a blender anyway.

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Ingredients
1 egg yolk (2 for a larger quantity)
1 teaspoon mustard
Sunflower oil

Some vinegar or lemon juice

Preparation
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In a bowl; put 1 pinch of salt (not too much, it gets salty really fast), some pepper, the egg yolk and the mustard. Beat with the fork.
Then pour the oil VERY slowly, little by little. NEVER pour the whole oil at once, your mayonnaise won’t take! At first you will have something similar to the image 2. Keep beating with the fork and adding the oil little by little as it is absorbed.
After a while, the preparation will start to form a ball (picture 3). Keep beating and pouring until you have the texture and the quantity you need.

Once ready, add ½ teaspoon vinegar and lemon, beat again, to have a creamy texture. 

Bon appétit !!!

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