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What is Mayonnaise and How to Make It - Video Recipe

It may seem silly to ask "what is mayonnaise" since it's common place in most of our lives. People use mayonnaise on sandwiches, as a dressing for salads such as chicken, potato and macaroni, in cakes, and some even put it in their hair to use as a conditioner.  Yet some don't actually know that mayonnaise is simply made from emulsifying egg yolks with a neutral flavored oil like vegetable, canola or grape seed.

In this video, I demonstrate a classic mayonnaise recipe that uses egg yolks, canola oil, mustard powder, lemon juice, kosher salt and white pepper. The mayonnaise is made using a simple mixing bowl and whisk but if you have a good blender or food processor, I recommend you use that instead, unless you're trying to bulk up your fore-arms.

Further Information

Stella Culinary Discussions on Mayonnaise

 

This post is part of our ongoing Sauces & Soups Video Series. For more information, you can also view our How To Cook Video Index.

 

Aioli - Basic Recipe

Aioli differs from mayonnaise by the addition of raw garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. However, aioli in recent years has become synonymous with a flavored mayonnaise. Here is a base recipe for aioli which can be used as is or doctored with your own choice of flavorings.