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Recipe

Homemade Mayonnaise

  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a food processor or blender, blend the egg and lemon juice for 10 seconds. With the processor running, slowly pour in the oil through the feed tube. Mixture should thicken. Add the pepper and salt and pulse once or twice to blend. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using. Best if used within 24 hours.
  • *RAW EGG WARNING The American Egg Board states: "There have been warnings against consuming raw or lightly cooked eggs on the grounds that the egg may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria responsible for a type of food poisoning. Healthy people need to remember that there is a very small risk and treat eggs and other raw animal foods accordingly. Use only properly refrigerated, clean, sound-shelled, fresh, grade AA or A eggs. Avoid mixing yolks and whites with the shell."