Homemade Mayonnaise

My last attempt at homemade mayonnaise had not gone well. I knew how to make it and even how to “fix” a broken sauce. But nothing seemed to work.  What could have been the problem? I drew upon the expertise of my friend Shirley Corriher from Atlanta and her “bible” how-to cookbook, Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, The Secrets of Cooking Revealed. I knew if I used her methods all would go well.

In reading her comments I realized that she advised against using extra virgin olive oil- just what I had used the last time. She says it (and other refined oils) has too many monoglicerides in it that can “break” the emulsion.  I followed her instructions and produced a perfect mayonnaise. Homemade mayonnaise is a versatile summer sauce. Use it for chicken salad, roasted meats, steamed veggies, and with citrus on fish. Click here to buy the book.