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Nov. 6, 2011 2:40 pm 
Updated: Nov. 10, 2011 10:18 am
Mayonnaise, a famous sauce which is, essentially, an emulsion of oil and vinegar (or lemon juice) stabilized with egg yolk and seasoned to taste. As a French word mayonnaise, meaning "the sauce", first appeared in print in 1808. However, an interesting curiosity is its appearance in the phrase 'mayonnaise de poulet' in a German cookbook of 1804. After reading some popular Mayonnaise jar ingredients, and a few recipes I came up with my own mayonnaise recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 8 ounces of vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper (If desired)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg yoke
  • 1 tablespoon of water (only if it is too thick)


1. mix all ingredients together except for the oil.
2. as you blend with a food processor, immersion blender or whisk slowly add the oil slowly until all of the oil is incorporated.
3. If the emulsion gets too thick you could add a bit of water.<

This recipe contains raw eggs. I recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs.
Mayonnaise I made for my beef sandwich tonight
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Nov. 6, 2011 8:50 pm
I like this recipe because you don't have to use soybean oil. I never thought about making mayo from scratch. Thanks. Also, Kingsparta you commented on my blog about gravy. I am not an expert cook like you. It sounds like your gravy always turns out. However, I had to delete the blog because it had numbers and letters in the blog. Sorry I had to delete your comment. I guess I will try and post it again tommorrow.
Nov. 7, 2011 1:59 am
Actually this was the first time I made Fresh Mayonnaise I wanted to see how hard Or easy it was, and the taste factor. No I never have a problem with gravy using flour or corn starch.
Nov. 10, 2011 10:18 am
Great recipe, I think I will try it. Thanks for sharing~
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