How to make mayonnaise by hand

If you fancy a manual approach to homemade mayo, try our tricks for getting a perfect creamy sauce using only a hand whisk, eggs, mustard, oil and lemon.

Points to remember

  • Whisk your eggs, mustard and seasoning well before adding the oil.
  • Add the oil as slowly as you can to start with, a drip at a time is best.
  • Once the eggs have thickened you can start adding the oil in a steady stream.
  • Season at the end adding some acidity such as lemon juice or vinegar.