Friday, May 28, 2010

Cooking: Mayo

Mum was cooking fish and didn't know what type of sauce to make for it. I wanted it with mayo so I made a mayo from scratch. I personally don't have anything against store bought mayo provided it is WHOLE EGG mayo and NEVER the reduced fat/light/99% fat free mayo(who knows what they put into that). Homemade mayo does taste pretty darn good but I still like my Bestfoods mayo best (that stuff is like heaven).

My asian mayo:
Ingredients: 1 egg yolk. pinch of salt. squeeze of lemon juice. 150ml-250ml vegetable oil (not olive oil). Lime/lemon juice. 1 Kaffir Lime leaf shredded. 1/4-1/2 tsp chilli flakes. Splash of fish sauce. 1/4 tsp ground garlic(paste).

Method: Whisk egg, salt and squeeze of lemon until combined. Add about a tablespoon of oil. Whisk like mad until incorporated. Add another tablespoon of oil and whisk madly again. Repeat this about 8-10 times. Then add a couple of tablespoons of oil at a time. Making sure each time you whisk until you cannot see liquid oil and you have a thick yellow mayo (EVERYTIME you add oil). Once you are happy with your mayo, mix in the rest of the ingredients and season to taste.

Try making your own mayo!!! Takes about 5 mins.


  1. wow you must have super hand whisking power to do that in 5 mins!

  2. lol, nah, its only like half a cup of mayo. doesn't take long at all.