I made a big decision today and that is from this day on forward I will be making my own Homemade Mayonnaise. I realized how easy it was to make and all I needed was egg, oil, mustard, vinegar, salt, and black pepper - all ingredients that I always always have on-hand. So why buy a jar of mayonnaise when I can make my own? The taste. My first try I wasn't too convinced, but after a little tweaking here and there I have found a little secret which makes the perfect mayonnaise for me. The preservation. Now, this might be a slight issue. Let's get this straight. When you make your own fresh mayonnaise, you'll never be able to preserve it as long as the store-bought ones. There's raw eggs in there and I keep my mayo one day max in the refrigerator, after that it's gone. But then again, I'm not consuming preservatives and whatever chemical stuff they put in store-bought mayo to preserve it, which is a big plus! It is a choice to decide to make your own mayo, but in this case I find that the positive over-weighs the negative by a ton!
So you will need: mustard, an egg yolk, a glass of oil, vinegar, salt, and black pepper. I use an electric mixer, but you can always use your faithful manual wire whisk.
In a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of mustard and 1 egg yolk.
Beat while pouring the oil slowly.
Beat until it emulsifies, thickens, and becomes like the photo above.
Season with salt and black pepper. Now my little secret. At this point, I like to add a dash of vinegar (more depending on your taste) and beat together for 30 seconds. Take a taste. It is slightly sour, exactly how I like it. Adjust if needed.
Here's my perfect Homemade Mayonnaise, prepared in less than 5 minutes, I believe. This is a winner!
And it goes quite well with our lunch today - Avocado with Shredded Crab Meat, Tomato Slices, and Young White Onion!