I wanted homemade mayo so that I can have fresh mayo instead of the store-bought kind with all the preservatives. Also, I didn't want to get in the car and drive to the store to get mayo. I decided to go gung-ho and make it using a hand whisk. My wrist was aching so badly at the end that I seriously thought making mayo would be the cause of my early demise. I don’t recommend whisking by hand to make mayo. Do yourself a favor, use modern technology. Use a food processor, hand mixer, or better yet, an immersion blender. You will be glad you did.
Vietnamese House Mayo Recipe
This recipe makes about I cup of mayo
- 1 egg yolk at room temperature
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1.5 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- A pinch of salt
Combine everything together in a long cylindrical cup (usually comes with the immersion blender) then blend. Keep mixing until you get mayonnaise. Simple as pie. No need for emulsification. You are welcome.