Basic Mayonnaise

  • 2 large egg yolks, beaten until frothy
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups neutral-flavored oil (grapeseed or canola)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste
To stabilize your mixing bowl, position a wet dishcloth twisted into a ring on the countertop. Place a large mixing bowl on the dishcloth ring and vigorously whisk together the beaten egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice and vinegar for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Pour oils into a 2-cup measuring cup with a spout. Whisking constantly and briskly, add oil in a slow steady stream. (Note: Finished mayonnaise should have a smooth, well-blended consistency. If it appears to have separated, continue whisking vigorously to emulsify.) Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Make It Ahead: Make recipe and keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Makes 1 1/2 cups