This homemade mayonnaise recipe transforms simple, everyday ingredients into a creamy and versatile condiment, perfect for a variety of dishes
In a medium bowl, combine the egg, mustard, garlic (if using), salt, and black pepper
Using a whisk or an immersion blender, blend these ingredients until well mixed. If you're using a blender or food processor, simply add these ingredients to the appliance
Begin to slowly drizzle in the oil while continuously whisking or blending. This step is crucial: the oil needs to be added slowly to ensure the mixture emulsifies and thickens. If you pour the oil in too quickly, the mayonnaise may not thicken properly.
Once you've added all the oil and the mixture has thickened to a mayonnaise consistency, add the white vinegar or lemon juice. Blend or whisk again to incorporate. This not only adds flavor but also helps in preservation.
Taste your mayonnaise and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can add more salt, pepper, or acid (vinegar/lemon juice) to suit your taste
Store your homemade mayonnaise in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator. It should keep for up to a week
Enjoy your homemade mayonnaise!