For quite a long time mayo was off my grocery shopping list – thinking of it as an unhealthy and unnecessary item. Until I tried the home made one.
* 2 egg yolks
* 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
* 250 ml the best extra virgin olive oil you can lay your hands on, I used Cuore d’Oliva, from Skanus Kampas
* 1/2 lemon for freshly squeezed juice
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 2 garlic cloves
* Fresh ground pepper
Mix the yolks with mustard in a bowl. Start drizzling in the oil, slowly adding the first few spoons while constantly whisking and witnessing the mass changing it’s consistency.
I use the stand up mixer, but rest assured – whisking it by hand is as doable ;).
Once all of the oil is whisked in, squeeze the lemon juice, mix it in. Add the minced garlic, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper et voila – the mayo is done.
Sometimes I add more garlic or other ingredients for a twist – chopped dill, ground dried porcini, etc.