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Easy and Delicious Mayonnaise

August 8, 2014
by Cornelia Emlen
A delicious spread that can easily be altered by adding herbs, spices or even finely ground cheese for a delicious salad dressing or sauce for meat and vegetables. Versatile, easy and good tasting.
Ingredients
  • yolk of one large, fresh egg
  • a couple drops warm water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 – 1⅓ cup vegetable oil of choice
  • 4 teaspoons of lemon juice or white wine vinegar (or combination of both)
  • salt and white pepper, to taste
Farmers To You Ingredients:
Fresh and Other Pantry Ingredients:
  • Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt and white pepper, parmesan cheese (see variation)
Instructions
  1. Important: Have all ingredients at room temperature.
  2. Place egg yolk in 2 cup glass measure. Whisk in a ½ teaspoon of barely-warm water. This helps keep the mixture from separating.
  3. Add mustard and whisk well.
  4. Whisking constantly, add a thin stream of oil until the mayonnaise is thickened. Then whisk in the lemon juice and/or white vinegar. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Store in clean, glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  6. Note: Remember, the yolks of fresh eggs are very yellow, so your homemade mayonnaise will have much more color than the white spread you buy at the grocery store.
  7. Variation: Add ⅓ cup finely ground Parmesan cheese and ⅓ cup finely chopped basil.