Homemade Mayonnaise

Our recipe for homemade mayonnaise is boiled, eliminating any fear of salmonella contamination from raw eggs.

You can experiment with lemon juice for the vinegar and different oil, and you also might try cayenne for the white pepper.

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  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar


  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil (or a combination of vegetable and olive oils)
  • Pinch ground white pepper


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the egg yolks, water, and vinegar, and whirl just until the ingredients are combined.With the motor running, drizzle in the oil very slowly; if the oil is added too quickly, it will become a liquid dressing.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Transfer the egg mixture to the top of a double boiler and cook until a thermometer placed in the sauce registers 160°F. Stir in the white pepper. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Makes 2-1/3 cups.[/step-item]


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Originally Published in Reader's Digest