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Homemade Mayonnaise

Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American


  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp from 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 C olive oil


  • In a food processor with a metal blade, add all ingredients except olive oil to the bowl. Beat on low for 10 seconds or until creamy.
  • With the food processor on, slowly drizzle olive oil in. When the mixture begins to thicken, allow olive oil to flow in a steady stream into the bowl.
  • Continue mixing until thick and creamy.
  • Use immediately or store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.


Recipe yields approximately 1 cup.
Slightly adapted from: Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home by Julia Child and Jacques Pépin