If you are a fan of mayonnaise you will love this post. So many sauces are made from a mayo base so I wanted to go the extra mile and show off it’s versatility, rather than just writing a mayonnaise recipe and be done with it. Although mayonnaise probably shouldn’t be something you want to have everyday, it also can’t be denied that it is an absolute joy in my opinion. So making a homemade mayonnaise every once in a while is definitely worth it.
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Mayonnaise with some variations
Here is the classic mayonnaise recipe. Along with a few different ways to make mayo-based sauces.
- 2 egg yolks
- 160 ml vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper for seasoning
Mayonnaise recipe method
- Whisk the egg yolks and the Dijon mustard together in a bowl.
- Add your vegetable oil one dash at a time whisking on each occasion. Make sure the oil is mixed through completely before adding any more. The reason the oil must be added slowly is because if you add too much in one go, the oil and the egg yolk mixture may split.
- Once the oil is mixed through the mixture should be quite thick and holding on its own. Add the vinegar and whisk through, you'll notice that your mayonnaise will go a brighter, paler color. Finish of by adjusting the seasoning with salt and pepper.
Down below is how to make the following sauces
- Almost impossible to explain the amount of usage for mayonnaise, served in burgers, with chips, as salad dressing and used by food cultures all over the world who make their own style of mayonnaise. Such as Chile, Europe, North America, Japan, Russia, this list goes on.
- Tartar sauce Great to serve with seafood dishes. Classically served with fish and chips.
- Cocktail sauce Originally known as Marie Rose sauce. Served with different seafood's, especially prawns. Prawn cocktail is the most classic dish to serve this with.
- Chilli mayonnaise When you want mayonnaise with a bit of a kick. Can be served with whatever you like. As a dip, on the side of a dish, in burgers, sandwiches, on salads. Go crazy!! This is personally my favorite mayonnaise based sauce.