Here on the frontier, There are falling leaves, Although my neighbors are all barbarions…And you? You are a thousand miles away. There are always two cups on my table.

Mayonaise is used in so many dishes.

Last night I was cooking for my troops and I ran out of mayonaise.

Luckily from our time living overseas when getting simple foods like mayonaise was a luxury I learned how to make it.

In my ” pampered” American life I haven’t bothered to make it in a while but last night I did.

I forgot how easy it is!

Even better how much money you save by making it on your own!

And!!!! It tastes really good!

All you need for one quart of mayo is:


5 Large egg yolks

– 6 teaspoons of lemon juice

– 3 1/2 cups of vegetable oil

– 2 tablespoons of sugar

– 1 tablespoon of salt

– 1 teaspoon of garlic or onion powder (or both)



In a food processor or a Kitchenaid put your egg yolks and lemon juice.

Mix for a few seconds and let sit for a minute.

(The acid will pickle any germ or bacteria in the egg yolk. Using raw eggs always carries a slight risk of bacteria, letting it pickle reducing this risk.)

Turn on the food processor and very slowly begin adding in the oil in a very thin stream.

When you have added in half the oil, pause to add in your sugar and spice.

Finish adding in the oil. Remember to continue to do so very slowly.

You did it!

Now transfer the mayonaise into a clean container and refrigerate.

It’s an easy way to save money and cut all the additives out of this kitchen staple.


This is gmom cooking up in the kitchen today wishing all you bloggers out there a happy day.

Peace out.

Comments on: "Make Your Own Mayonaise! In 5 Minutes." (16)

  1. Estrella Azul also did a post on making mayonnaise and I’m definitely going to try it.

  2. I haven’t seen her blog but I will look for it.
    Mayonaise is just too easy and cheap to buy. (just figured that out,LOL)
    I love your blog. So honest and downhome!

    Everyone should see it!

  3. Well now I know how to make mayonnaise! I never really thought about what goes into making it before, but it doesn’t look too complicated! Cool!

  4. I like your blog. I am not a good cook but I can learn from you how to cook foreign dishes which will surprise my friends 🙂

  5. I love making home-made mayo too… Way more delicious than the jarred stuff!!

  6. I had no idea it was so easy to make mayo. Now that it’s almost potato salad season, I’ll have to give this a try. Cute photo!

  7. Great to read your blog. Wonderful family and fabulous fun you all seem to have. Nothing like the real deal when it comes to mayo!

  8. Nice. I will have to try making mayonnaise now. Especially, like you said, to cut the additives.

  9. That’s awesome, I can’t wait to try it. I passed that along to my recipe group on my facebook. Thanks for posting it!

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