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How to Make Mayonnaise Without a Blender

How to Make Mayonnaise Without a Blender

Words Amalia Safran

Mayonnaise is one of the those condiments that tastes a lot better when made at home. With only six ingredients and some forearm strength, it can come together pretty quickly too.

Mayonnaise can be whipped up with hand blender, but for a slightly saucier, lighter version, we like to do it the old-fashioned way: with a whisk. We’ll warn you upfront that this method takes longer, but the balloon whisk’s teardrop-shaped handle fits comfortably in the palm of your hand for fatigue-free mixing and silky smooth results. Recipe adapted from Serious Eats



1 egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup vegetable or canola oil

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1. Add egg, mustard, lemon juice and garlic to a bowl. Use a mixing bowl with a non-slip base so it stays stable while you’re whisking.
2. Whisk ingredients together and season with salt.

homemade mayonnaise
3. While whisking, start to add oil, one drop at a time. Use a squeeze bottle to control the flow of the oil.
4. Once about ¼ of a cup is added, start pouring a steady stream of oil while continuing to whisk with your other hand.
5. When all of the oil is added, the results should be a pale yellow sauce.

By Amalia Safran

Amalia Safran is part of OXO's Brand Communications team. She enjoys anything outdoors and exploring new cities, and she has yet to meet a food she doesn’t like.

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