homemade mayonnaise takes 20 minutes from start to finish to make. it's cheaper than store bought, and you know exactly what your eating. it'll last a few weeks in the fridge and you can flavor it as you want. i make one batch and then in half the batch i add fresh garlic, chives, and basil leaves. it's also kind of cool to watch the translucent liquid turn into a solid. overall, the idea of a homemade, cheap, and ready to eat condiment from scratch is nice.
what you need:
2 free range egg yolks (don't toss the egg whites, use them for your breakfast omelet or a tiramisu recipe)
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
few pinches or more of sea salt and white pepper
1/2 pint of vegetable oil
what to do:
(handmade without machine)
1. in a bowl, whisk the egg yolks only with a balloon whisk
2. add the lemon juice and continue whisking
3. slowly add in your vegetable oil (drizzle it in) and continue whisking vigorously. continue whisking, adding oil, whisking, adding oil, until you see the liquid start to solidify to the consistency you want. it shouldn't be too thin or liquid like. finally after maybe a good 5-7 minutes of whisking, add in the salt and pepper.
add garlic, chives, basil leaves or any other herb you want to add flavor