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Homemade (Cooked) Mayonnaise Recipe

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Raw eggs are an important ingredient in mayonnaise. If you are concerned about using raw eggs in your mayonnaise, try this method which heats the eggs just enough to kill bacteria. You can also use radiated eggs and skip the heating process.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • 1 cup canola, peanut, vegetable, or pure olive oil, not extra virgin


Heat the egg yolks, lemon juice, water, and sugar in a small skillet over very low heat, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan constantly with a spatula. At the first sign of thickening, remove the pan from the heat but continue stirring. Dip the pan bottom in a large pan of cold water to stop cooking. Scrape into a blender, blend for a second or so, then let stand uncovered at least 5 minutes to cool.

Add the dry mustard, salt, and cayenne if using. Cover and, with the blender running, drizzle the oil in very slowly at first, down the center hole into the egg mixture. Transfer mayonnaise to a clean container and chill immediately. This will keep for at least 7 days refrigerated.

Yield: 1-1/2 cups

Source: Cookwise by by Shirley O. Corriher (Wm Morrow)
Reprinted with permission.

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 5 out of 5
, Member jdode

For the reviewer who said it tasted like whipped grease, then it must have been made wrong or with inferior oil. Also, do not confuse the flavor of Mayonnaise with the flavor of Salad Dressing, such as Miracle Whip Salad Dressing. Salad dressing has a lemony, sweeter flavor with more 'tang' than mayonnaise. Also, if you don't like the flavor of your oil when you taste it, then don't use it for mayonnaise. I recommend an oil that is flavorless, so the taste of the mustard powder, lemon and other seasonings can come through.

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