1 cup of light olive oil
1 egg yolk
the juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
The basic process is:
Combine the egg and the lemon juice, whisking to mix.
While continuously whisking the mixture, slowly stream in the olive oil until all is added in.
The mixture should emulsify into a think consistency.
The reality is:
Whisking by hand will kill you (or give you carpal tunnel).
Using an immersion blender will melt the skin off your hand and cause your thumbs to never properly function (that little motor gets HOT).
A blender works better:)
When they say slowly they mean mind numbingly slow..you will be bored..kill time with your Ipod.
Mine was not 'stiff' but rather like pudding.
It tasted really good..so, we like it.
Will we do it again..of course..and next time, we take turns burning the motor out of the stick blender:)
What about you? Have you ever made you own mayonnaise?
Does the thought of raw egg concern you?