How to make a quick mayonnaise in five minutes
How to make a really quick mayonnaise
I can still vividly remember the first time I tried to make mayonnaise… It was a small disaster, the mixture split and it never turned out alright. Tried it again and I was left with two liters of mayo without taste… Since then I learned how to make a proper mayonnaise but the endless whisking sort of annoyed me. You know when you’re in that mode and just want to have a batch to use for a sauce, a dressing and the like? There is nothing that beats home made mayo but still….
So when I saw the method that Gary Mehigan used in Masterchef Australia last year my mouth dropped open. It was sooooo quick! This mayonnaise is literally whipped up in a few minutes, tastes delicious and is every bit as good as the long-winded version. In it’s basic form it’s already good, but add herbs or other flavors to it and you have a winner on your hands! Try it, you’ll be blown away!
What can go wrong?
As with anything it does happen that things go wrong. I’ve made this recipe literally dozens of times and I’ve had the mixture split for unknown reasons two times. I don’t know why. It could be the temperature or something else. Who knows… But what to do when that happens?
You can still salvage your mayonnaise by starting over with one egg-yolk, a tablespoon of mustard and some salt. Remove the split mixture from the bowl you mixed it in, clean it and place the eggyolk, mustard and salt in the bowl. Mix it together for a bit and now slowly add the split mixture. The fresh egg yolk and mustard will make sure your failed mayonnaise will bind properly. That way you still have the mayonnaise and you do not have to thrown anything away.
Super quick mayonnaise in five minutes
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp of mustard
- 2 tbsp of white vinegar I like to use the sweet white balsamic
- pinch of salt
- 500 ml sunflower oil approximately
- Take a stick blender and break two eggs in it. Whole, no need to split them.
- Add a tablespoon of mustard. I like to use whole grain mustard as it add a bit of extra color to the mix and is just delicious.
- Add a little salt and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Immediately add a decent splash of oil to it and turn the stickblender on for about 10 seconds.
- Open the blender, add another large splash of oil, turn again. Repeat this a couple of times until your mayonnaise has the required consistency. If it becomes too thick to turn around, you can add a little bit of either lemonjuice, water or vinegar to thin it again.
- And that’s it. Done in 5 minutes!
The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.
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Complete flop! How do you add 2 eggs to a stick blender? Do you blend the eggs before adding the rest of the ingredients? Usually thhe oil to make mayo should be added drop by drop? How much is a splash? Not happy having wasted good ingredients!
He Mariza. Sorry to hear it was a complete fail. With adding the eggs to the stick blender I mean adding them into one of those containers that usually come with a stickblender. Sort of like a small foodprocessor. You add the eggs, all the other ingredients and a splash of oil. The amount is really not that important as it should emulgate alright. I’ve made this mayonnaise a zillion times and it did fail twice for whatever unknown reason. But most of the times it works like a charm. It’s a well known recipe too from Masterchef Australia so really, it can work.. 🙂
I LOVE this mayo and use his recipe all the time too, also great as a base for tartare 🙂
O yes that would work beautifully as a tartarbase for sure! Sounds good!
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You have prep time listed at 15 hours 56 mins; and cooking – might want to correct that.
O boy that is not entirely right… I switched to a different recipe template and I think some things got lost in translation. Thanks for letting me know. Correcting it now!
Absolutely amazing. I didn’t have a stick blender and I’m not much of a cook, I stuck it all in the NutriBullet. Turned out amazing. Friends think it’s the best ever mayonnaise. Thanks
Ah that’s great to hear Jai!