Homemade mayonnaise doesn't have to be daunting, and with just a few simple ingredients you can whip up a classic mayonnaise sauce that tastes great with a huge range of dishes. Add your own touch with extra flavours to suit.
- 1 egg yolk (room temperature)
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
- 150ml canola oil
: Place the yolk in a clean bowl.
Using a whisk add the salt and lemon juice or vinegar.
Then with your oil in a jug start pouring it in drop by drop, whisking constantly.
Once the emulsion has been started you can start to add the oil in a steady thin stream, whisking constantly as you go.
When the sauce is thick, taste and adjust the seasoning and flavourings. To thin, whisk in a little warm water or more vinegar.
This will make approximately 1 cup of mayonnaise.
To make sauce tartare, to approximately half a cup of mayonnaise, add: