Make Your Own Mayonnaise

by - March 29, 2016

Have you ever looked on the back of a jar of mayonnaise to read the ingredients list and just thought 'What?' 

'Egg...and oil?'

'That's basically all this is?!'

Weird, really isn't it?! 

For ages I was really adverse to the idea of mayonnaise. Not the taste, the idea. I soon got over that by just getting over calories being a big deal as that's the 'scariest' part on the label. 

The ingredients aren't that intimidating when you think about it and it's a classic French condiment which goes way back, so why not honour it and give it a crack yourself? It's actually way easier than the branded jars would have you believe. Ketchup, mayo, mustard are all so seemingly inimitable and they have earned that status by being childhood staples that we grew up with, like Tracy Beaker, we'll always warm to them. 

But check this out

This is the ingredients list from a jar of Heinz mayo. I'll give it to them, it tastes pretty good but is all that weird shit necessary? Ten points to Gryffindor if you can tell me what exactly the fuck is Xanthan gum please and what's the need for the random calcium disodium EDTA at the end there? Anyway they obviously like having it in. 

So how to make a basic mayo? 

I'll show you...

Here's your ingredients list

To make one small jar:
 (Which is all you need for now because it's an eggsperiment anyway isn't it and if you are going to make flavoured ones then you could spoon some into little ramekins from this jar and flavour them all separately and have a play around with it)

One room temperate free range egg 
1/2 cup olive oil - don't use extra virgin unless you want a realllly strong taste.
big pinch of sea salt
juice of 1/4 lemon
teaspoon of mustard 
chilli powder/smoked paprika (optional) 


Place your egg into a wide jar that a hand blender will fit into

Pour over the oil

Whizz that shit up

Stir in the other ingredients and season to taste

Store in the fridge in an air tight container (lid on) and use within a week. 

Works well on...


(coming soon!) 

How do you feel about mayonnaise? Have you ever tried to make it? Share your tips and ideas in the comments below or hit me up on social media using the buttons for more fit food and fun 


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