How To Make Mayonnaise

No sandwich, burger, potato salad, and if you’re French, plate of fries is the same without it. You know what I’m talking about. That rich, smooth, creamy, tangy spread that goes great on just about everything and more. Although the French might think they’ve got the jeopardy on mayonnaise, as the word suggests, the original creators were actually Spanish. Years ago someone in Spain figured out that emulsifying oil, egg and vinegar creates a substance as close to heavenly as one might get in their lifetime. From there, mayonnaise was born and has since been adopted by many different cultures around the world. Even better for us, people have run with it and figured out just about anything and everything mixes well in it, so now we have spicy mayo, roasted red pepper mayo, curried mayo and many more divine creative creations.

In this video recipe, you learn to cook your own mayonnaise, a far easier feat than what might have seemed onerous. Watch as we show you just how the right motions and ingredients create one of, if not the, greatest condiment to have ever existed.

2 eggs
½ tsp dry mustard
1 ½ tbsp white wine vinegar
14 oz oil
1 tbsp cold water
White pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste

1. Combine yolks, dry ingredients and 1 tbsp cold water.
2. Emulsify with oil, adding a little vinegar to think mayonnaise.
3. Adjust seasoning. Add lemon juice to taste.

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