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Homemade Mayonnaise

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2 egg yolks
12 oz veggie oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1-2 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper

Whisk together yolks and a pinch of salt.Add one drop of oil to yolk and whisk until incorporated.Continue adding one drop of oil at a time until each is incorporated. Be patient it takes a few minutes. After a quarter of oil is added, add lemon juice and beat.Add rest of oil.
Add Dijon mustard and salt and pepper to taste.

**This has been on my to do list for a long time, but in all honesty I didn't want to make it for fear of taste. I am happy to report there is not much of a difference. I was very pleasantly surprised. I will not be buying mayo again.**


  1. Your mayo recipe sounds good! Glad you joined in our Friendly Friday blog hop and hope you have a great weekend! :)

  2. Following you from the blog hop! Nice blog, come check mine out sometime!!

  3. Oh! Glad I came across this one. I'll have to give it a try. :)

    I found you from the You Like Me Blog Hop and now following along! :)

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  4. I remember when I told my daughter the ingredients for homemade mayo. Yick - she said. Nothing tastes better than the homemade! and it isn't that hard, either. It spoils you against the jar stuff :)

  5. I grew up on homemade mayonnaise. In fact for years I didn't know you could buy it. I thought all moms made it. Homemade mayonnaise rocks. Happy Foodie Friday.

  6. This looks great Brandi! I can't wait to try it.


  7. You have made this look so easy! My son-in-law is a chef and he will absolutely not eat anything that has store bought mayo in it. He will be so pleased if I start making it on my own. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  8. Hmm would have never thought to make my own mayo-now I have to try! Thanks for linking up for Footloose and Fancy Free!

  9. Your post have the information that is help full and very informative. I would like you to keep up the good work you know how to make your post understandable for most of the people.
    Thumbs up and Thanks.

  10. Looks great!
    Mine never comes out quite so pretty :-)

  11. I will try this great sounding recipe.


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