I love homemade mayonnaise. When I just moved to Europe, I couldn't find a good mayonnaise in the grocery stores. European mayonnaise is too sour for my taste. After tasting them all, I turned to a simple solution. I started making my own mayonnaise. Below I share my recipe for homemade mayonnaise.
Once you start making your own mayonnaise, you will never return to a commercial one. Mayonnaise is easy to make. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. And it tastes a million times better. The secret of mayonnaise recipe is not in the ingredients, but in the mixing process. Make sure you use the container that is rather deep than wide. Ideally, your container should be just wide enough to fit in a stick mixer.
Table of Contents
- one egg (room temperature)
- 250 ml of sunflower oil
- apple vinegar
- parsley or similar herbs
- optional: garlic or curry powder
Pour 250 ml of sunflower oil into the mixing beaker add . Add some parsley (or similar herbs).
Break one egg into the container. Add two to three pinches of salt and one tea spoon of apple vinegar.
Put the stick mixer in the bottom. Hold it firmly and start mixing. Keep your stick mixer in the bottom until the mayonnaise starts building up. Add oil if mayonnaise is too thick (according to your taste).
Keep refrigerated in a screw-top jar for no longer than a week.
Some mayonnaise recipes also suggest adding a tea spoon of mustard to your mayonnaise. You can do that as well, it cannot do any harm. I don’t add mustard to my mayonnaise recipe. Also for a curiosity reasons, check the ingredients of commercial jarred mayonnaise. Can you spot the difference? How many extra ingredients there are in their mayonnaise recipe?
Garlic mayonnaise recipe
If you like garlic, add five or six cloves of garlic with the rest of ingredients and blend all together.
Curry mayonnaise recipe
If you like curry, add some curry with the rest of ingredients and blend all together.
7 thoughts on “Homemade mayonnaise recipe”
Zdravo, hello Frank,
being a (fairly) good cook myself, I would like to add a few tips.
I always put a teaspoon of mustard (senf) in it, and if to acidulous correct the flavour with a bit of solved sugar.
But, reading your recipe, I guess you know your stuff :-)
Pozdravi iz Svinisce, Pim.
if you want your mayonnaise to be eaten with some grilled fish, try adding some paste of salted ansjovis (slani sardelle).
and if (oh those if’s) you like it, it’s a perfect basis for a cocktail sauce too.
add some ketchup, tabasco and whisky and you’ve got a perfect sauce for some prawn cocktails.
Wow. Homemade Mayo. I think I might have to try this! Sure would be better for you, and I’m guessing less expensive. Thanks!
Homemade Mayo is awesome. And so easy to make. Thanks for stopping by.
Yessss for homemade mayo, that is definitely the way to go and confirmed,
the Croatian one is an excellent one ;-)
PS: I die each time when a homemade “French-Croatian-salad” is done here in Croatia/Istria :D :P
We love homemade mayo, too. And we make it quite often. Especially the garlic, and curry one. Delicious!
Hmmm, I do not think that I had curry-one already mm sounds delicious..
But the olives from Croatia and added of course to homemade-mayo and the French-salad, is to die for, at least for me :D Bon appetit everyone!
Oh, curry one is the must (of course if you like curry). YOu just add curry powder (or your own curry mix) to the mayo. Delicious! And yes, French-salad is very tasty. Love it! Served always on special days and weddings :)