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Classic Mayonnaise (By Chef Tahir): Recipe



Ingredients Of Classic Mayonnaise

  • 2 medium very fresh egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste

Method Of Classic Mayonnaise

  • Whisk egg yolks, mustard and vinegar in a medium bowl.
  • Using an electric whisk, add oil, first drop by drop, then in a slow, steady stream. (If mixture curdles or splits, add a little hot water and beat vigorously.)
  • Add salt and white pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate 1 to 2 days.

Garlic Mayonnaise

Use the recipe above for homemade mayonnaise adding 3 – 6 crushed cloves of garlic to the beaten egg yolks and salt. Proceed as above.

Spicy Mayonnaise

Using the top recipe for homemade mayonnaise, instead of 1 – 2 tsp of mustard, increase this to 1 tbsp and then add 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce and a few drops of Tabasco.


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