Seriously. Real mayonnaise (NOT Hellman's "Real" Mayonnaise) is a rich, yellow sauce for bread, potato salads, and many other things. It is made with egg yolks; thus it tastes eggy and delicious.
Mayonnaise is simple, too. In the time it takes you to go to the store and buy mayo, you could make a potato salad with homemade mayonnaise. And contrary to popular belief, you don't have to add the oil drip
Mayonnaise (adapted from The Best Recipe):
Makes about 3/4 cup
1 large egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar (sherry vinegar works too)
3/4 cup corn oil (or any other tasteless oil)
Whisk egg yolk vigorously in medium bowl for 15-30 seconds.
|It should be brighter.|
Add 1/4 cup oil in a slow and steady stream.
Whisk vigorously until oil is completely incorporated and mixture is thickened, about 1 minute.
|It should be thicker than this.|
Add last 1/4 cup all at once and whisk until completely incorporated, about 30 seconds.
|Apparently, I failed to whisk it enough.|
While this was definitely the best mayonnaise I've ever had, taste-wise, the texture wasn't quite right. It was more of a liquid than a spread, which I will take the blame for. I probably didn't whisk enough. However, that actually made it better for use in a potato salad that night. It was a lot easier to stir in.
|My laziness in whisking paid off!|
Enjoy your mayo!