1 large egg
1 tablespoon (15ml) lemon juice (from 1/2 a lemon)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 medium clove garlic, minced
1 cup (240ml) vegetable or canola oil
Place egg, lemon juice, and mustard in the bottom of cup or jar that just fits the head of your immersion blender. The egg/lemon juice mixture must reach the blades for this to work (see note). If the mixture does not reach the blades, double the recipe before attempting.
- Add garlic, if using. Pour oil on top and allow to settle for 15 seconds. Place head of immersion blender at bottom of cup and turn it on high speed. Do not pulse or move the head. As mayonnaise forms, slowly tilt and lift the head of the immersion blender until all oil is emulsified. Season mayonnaise to taste with salt. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Note: It is imperative that the jar you use be just slightly larger than the head of the immersion blender, and the egg/lemon mixture must be in contact with the blades of the blender before you switch it on for this to work. The head of the blender must be firmly planted against the bottom of the jar until the mayonnaise starts to come together. If you can’t find a jar the right size, double the recipe in order to increase the starting volume of the egg/lemon mixture.
If your mayonnaise is watery, that means it has not emulsified properly. Let the mixture settle and separate, then try blending again.
Excellent in many ways:
Taste can be customized to your preferences, saltiness, spiceness, tanginess….just modify the amounts of salt, pepper, mustard and lemon….and you change your mayo noticeably and easily.
Volume: make a little, make a lot…you control it by amount of oil, number of eggs, etc.
Practical: it only takes 1-2 minutes to prepare, total. easy peasy. Just as if you unscrewed the cap to the store bought. A breeze easy recipe