Mayonnaise can be made at home in a few simple steps. Whether you forgot to buy some mayo and don't feel like running to the store, or you're just plain tired of wasting money on mayonnaise, follow these steps for how to produce a fast and tasty treat. Chances are that all the ingredients you need are sitting right in your kitchen.
The first step is to take an egg and separate the yolk from the white. A fast and easy way to do this is by taking the egg and cracking it carefully in half, slide the yolk from one half to the other and the white of the egg will simply fall into the bowl below it, or counter top if you decided not to crack the egg over the bowl.
Before adding anything, and before whisking, it is important to realize that mayonnaise can break. This happens when too much oil or acid is added while whisking or prior to whisking. The egg yolk releases fats that ruin the consistency of the mayonnaise. Although the process of making mayo can be done very fast, don't get overly eager and start pouring all the ingredients into the bowl as this will only set you back a few more minutes.
After separating the egg, add just a drop or two of white vinegar or lemon juice. Even though it is just a few drops this is a very important step as the acid will aid in the mayo reaching proper consistency.
Now it's time to work out your arms. Whisk the egg very, very fast while slowly adding drops of oil. Do not pour the oil in and do not add it too fast. Olive oil or vegetable oil can be used for this, whichever you prefer. This step is the longest step, but the faster you whisk the faster the mayonnaise will be done. It is extremely important to remember that no matter how fast you whisk the egg do not add the oil fast as this will ruin the consistency. Stop whisking when the mixture finally starts to look like mayonnaise.
Somewhere in between whisking, dry mustard, salt, and a little more lemon juice can be added to enhance the flavoring.
After whisking is done, the mayonnaise is done! The last step is to enjoy your creation! That is how simple it is to make mayonnaise, and it can surely be done in a minute.