My favorite condiment has always been mayonnaise. Recently I have been on a vegenaise kick, which is mayonnaise made without eggs. Not that I am opposed to eggs, I love eggs! I just like the lighter texture of the vegenaise. I’m not going to lie, egg free mayonnaise is expensive! At around $8 a jar, it makes me so sad when I swirl my butter knife around and hear it clanking on the bottom of the jar😢. While the cost of vegenaise has prompted me to start thinking about a more budget friendly mayonnaise, that wasn’t quite reason enough. However, recently at a restaurant we had a hamburger with mayonnaise that clearly didn’t come from a jar. It was so good! That burger slathered in creamy, tangy homemade mayonnaise was just the motivation I needed.
I was shocked to find out how easy it is to make your own mayonnaise! For some reason, I have always been intimidated to make it. It tastes so much better than the jarred stuff and you can tailor it to your taste. It’s just an egg yolk or the whole egg if you like, vinegar or lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt, and oil. All the ingredients except the oil go in to the food processor and are mixed together on high speed. Once those ingredients are combined, oil is slowly drizzled in until the mixture reaches your desired consistency.
You get to choose if you want to use the whole egg for a lighter mixture or just the yolk for a more dense consistency. You get to choose which type of vinegar you like, or lemon juice, or a combination of vinegar and lemon juice. You can to choose to use dijon mustard, or mustard powder, or leave it out all together. You can also choose which kind of oil to use. Mayonnaise your way is the best kind of mayonnaise!