Forget store-bought mayonnaise! Try this home-made mayonnaise recipe instead. You don’t need anything fancy and most of the ingredients might already be in your pantry – WIN! Not only is this a less expensive alternative, making your own mayonnaise will ensure that no nasties make it onto the ingredient list.
We love how mayo makes a good sandwich or steak taste even better.
- 4 free-range egg yolks
- 15ml (1 tbsp) vinegar
- 5ml (1 tsp) Maldon Sea Salt
- 500ml (2 cups) vegetable oil
- 60ml (¼ cup) capers, rinsed, drained and chopped
- a squeeze of lemon or lime juice
- salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Place the egg yolks, vinegar and salt in the bowl of a food processor. With the motor running, add a small amount of oil to the yolks until well blended. Slowly add small amounts of oil to the mixture, with the motor running, until the mixture thickens and emulsifies, 5 – 6 minutes. It won’t be necessary to use all of the oil if you like a mayonnaise with a thicker consistency.
Transfer the mayonnaise to a bowl and add the capers, lemon or lime juice and salt and pepper.