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.
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HOW TO MAKE MAYONNAISE BY HAND

Choose a light olive oil, groundnut or vegetable oil when making mayonnaise, avoid extra virgin olive oil, the flavour is too strong.

HOW TO MAKE MAYONNAISE BY HAND

If the mixture splits, add this into a new egg yolk, drip by drip, as you did with the olive oil.