In days gone by, mayonnaise was a product always made at home.
The specific origins of mayonnaise are still unknown.
However, there are many speculations.
There are those culinary historians who believe that a mayonnaise-like cream — created from olive oil and egg — was consumed by the ancient Egyptians and Romans. Yet the most accepted source is that of a French Duke’s chef. It is said that in the year 1756 he produced an emulsion of olive oil, eggs, and a variety of seasonings as a substitute for a more traditional sauce.
Nevertheless, mayonnaise is a common condiment…one found in many homes today. There are many homemade mayo recipe variations found online, some delicious and others not so good.
But with 5 ingredients and 5 easy to follow steps…you can make a very nutritious homemade version of the commercially-prepared stuff you find at the grocery.
*A key to success is having all of the ingredients room temperature prior to blending.
- 1 cup sunflower oil, you may substitute 1/2 cup sunflower oil and 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 whole egg + 1 egg yolk, home-grown or pastured eggs are best
- 1/4 teaspoon real salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Gather and measure ingredients.
- Add the egg. egg yolk, and salt to a blender and blend on low to medium speed for just a few seconds.
- Pour in the lemon juice and vinegar and blend 10 seconds more.
- With the blender still on, begin to slowly drizzle the oil into the mixture.
- Once well combined and creamy, pour mayonnaise into a clean, sterile glass Mason jar and refrigerate. Note: Fresh mayonnaise will keep in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Click here to learn how to store mayonnaise for up to 2 months using whey. Diana at My Humble Kitchen gives an excellent tutorial on making mayo using the fermenting method.
Where Can I Get This Stuff?
–Mountain Rose Herbs…I purchase many of my organic culinary oils and spices — in bulk — from Mountain Rose Herbs. Click the link and head over to check out their selection.
What about you? Please share with us your experience with homemade mayonnaise! What’s your favorite recipe? Have you tried it before? Tell us in the comments.