Yesterday I was making a killer sandwich. I purchased some turkey from Suji’s Deli and wanted to make something really delicious. I had my bread, turkey, and bacon but we had no mayo. I don’t like a dry sandwich so I figured I’d better whip some up. It was quick, easy, and really tasty. From now on I will be making all my own mayo.


1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder (optional)

1 cup olive oil (roughly)

1 lemon (zest and juice to taste)

1 teaspoon of chives


In a bowl whisk the egg yolk, salt, lemon juice, and mustard powder (if using) together until combined. Add the olive oil a little at a time and whisk. Don’t add the next bit until the last part has fully combined. Some people do this in a steady stream but I just added a little at a time and it worked perfectly.  If you add too much oil it will curdle, but don’t despair, all a fresh egg to the bowl and add the curdled mixture to it a little at a time until you are back on track. After a while you should see it turn and become thicker like mayo. Keep adding  as much oil as you like until you are happy with the taste.Then add the zest and lemon juice to give it that lemony flavour. I also stirred in some chives. Once it’s ready smear it all over your favourite sandwich or just dip your finger in it like I did. It will keep for a couple of days in the fridge covered. Voilà home-made lemon mayo.




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