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how to make homemade mayonnaise - recipe by The Petite Cook

How to Make Easy Homemade Mayonnaise

Course: Sauce/Dip
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
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  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of white/black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 7 fl oz 200ml vegetable oil


  • Place the egg yolks in a large bowl or in a high container ( depending if you use an immersion blender or a regular egg beater). Add salt & pepper and vinegar.
  • Beat the egg yolks, then start adding the oil first drop by drop.While whisking, continue to add oil in a slow but steady stream, until is fully incorporated and you have a thick sauce. You may need to add more oil, so have a spare 2 fl oz on hand.
  • While whisking, add the lemon juice and whisk until combined. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste. Use straight away or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Mayonnaise can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for a couple of days