Gordon Ramsay’s Mayonnaise
Recently on The F Word Gordon Ramsay said not to be afraid of making your own mayonnaise, so come out from behind the kitchen table and let’s get to cooking.
Mayonnaise is basically just raw egg yolk, oil and mustard (mmm, healthy)!
- 3 egg yolks
- teaspoon of dijon mustard
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper (freshly ground if possible)
- 1 lemon
- 1 1/4 cups of flavorless cooking oil
You can whisk this by hand, but it will take quite an effort, use a food processor if you have one.
Put the egg yolks in a food processor with the dijon mustard. and turn the food processor on. The first 30 seconds of making mayonnaise is the most crucial, so be careful during this period and go slow with the oil. SLOWLY begin pouring the oil into the food processor while it’s on. After 30 seconds or so you can start pouring faster. Turn off the food processor when you’ve added all the oil.
Add the salt and pepper, then cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the mayonnaise mixture. Give the mix a quick burst with the food processor and done!
Store the mayonnaise in the fridge.