A mayonnaise is often a good addition to your meals; it marries perfectly with French fries, burgers, shrimps, potato salad, boiled eggs, our recipe for refreshing starters, and so many more.

Here's a simple recipe for a mayonnaise, you won't even need a hand-mixer; a simple fork or even a whisk will suffice. But just a quick tip, the ingredients have to be at room temperature.

You will need:
  • 1 egg yolk*
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard (according to your taste)
  • Some vegetable oil (the more you add, the more mayonnaise you will get)
  • Some salt
  • Some pepper

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Making a homemade mayonnaise is actually quite easy (and so much better than the one in the tube). 

You just have to follow these few steps.

In a bowl, mix with a fork (or a whisk) the egg yolk and the dijon mustard.

Then add a little bit of the vegetable oil and beat with the fork until the mix becomes smooth and thick.

Once you mayonnaise became smooth and has thicken, add a bit more of the vegetable oil, and beat with the fork until the mix becomes smooth and thick, and so on.

Here's the consistency, the smoothness, and the thickness of how your mayonnaise should be.

Finish by adding some salt and pepper according to your taste, and give it another good whisk.

Reserve in the fridge until you serve it.

*Tip: Don't throw away your egg white, refer to our "Let's not waste anything!" page, and check out few ideas on how to use your egg whites.

As with all the other recipes we put on this site, this is meant to be easy to follow. We are hobby chefs who love to cook, and we are always up for learning new techniques. If you know of anything in this recipe which can be done a different way, whether for increased ease of preparation or better taste, please add a comment below!

Whipped up by Charline Leblond

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