Mayonnaise - a condiment - is an emulsion made of eggs, oil and vinegar or lemon juice. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with mayonnaise as an ingredient. Questions about dishes which include mayonnaise, but are not focused on ...

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Do all spoiled foods make you sick? (Mayo) [closed]

Scenario: I went to a restaurant chain today to get some burgers for pick up, got a side of mayo. Mayo looked fine, even tasted fine. However it had a slight pickleish smell to it (sorta vinegary) it ...
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Mayonnaise in stand mixer is very runny

I've frequently made homemade mayonnaise in my food processor following Alton Brown's recipe, and consistently had good results. Last week the food processor was busy with something else, and so I ...
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shelf life question regarding mayonnaise based sauce [duplicate]

I make this mayonnaise based sauce that my friends all rave over and I wanted to make a large batch, can it (which I've never done before) and give it out as a gift. I'm nervous about giving away ...
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How do I get homemade mayonnaise to taste like store bought mayonnaise?

I recently made a batch of homemade mayonnaise, having found myself with left over egg yolk from another recipe. I decided not to flavor the mayonnaise with any mustard. The mayo ended up tasting like ...
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Accidentally refrigerated Mayonnaise

I did this at where I work. I stock incoming orders for a restaurant and I was putting un-opened jars of mayonnaise in the refrigerator. The chef did not see them in the dry food section and kept ...
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How do I make mayonnaise split?

When my mayonnaise splits I add a little water or lemon juice to fix it. Works all the time. But this time my hand slipped and I ended up adding way to much water. I mixed everything until the ...
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What are some alternatives to xanthan gum for stabilizing mayonnaise?

Xanthan gum helps keep mayo emulsified through the jar being pasteurized, shipped, stored on the shelf for months, and kept in the refrigerator after opening. The diet of my customers does not allow ...
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How to preserve and ship home made mayonnaise

I am trying to preserve home-made mayonnaise so that it can be shipped to family and friends, without the hassle of putting it in dry ice packs or the like. Is there a way to preserve it and ship the ...
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Difference between “real mayonnaise” and “mayonnaise dressing”

This is something I can't seem to make sense of, even after reading the ingredient lists. The non-reduced-fat Hellman's dressing is marketed as "real mayonnaise", but reduced-fat Hellman's is sold as ...
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Potato and Macaroni Salads soak up all the mayo when I store them

When I make either potato or macaroni salad, I always have a problem the next day with the salad soaking up the mayo so it looks like there was no mayo added. I DO feel that I add a good amount of ...
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Room temperature “rest” for fresh mayo?

On the mayonnaise episode of Good Eats, Alton Brown recommends letting homemade mayo sit at room temperature for 4-8 hours before refrigerating. The idea is to let the acid in the mayo kill any ...
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Homemade mayonnaise difficulties

I have been trying to make mayonnaise and have had no luck. I have tried it 4 times now, twice in a Blendtec blender following their instructions online and twice following these directions . Each ...
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How to thicken bleu cheese dressing?

I tried this bleu cheese dressing: http://www.laurainthekitchen.com/all/episode.php?episodenumber=422&screen=2&sortby=a. It turned out good (not sure if I'd call it great), but it was a bit ...
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What can I do to fix store-bought mayonnaise that split?

My dad brought 2 bottles of mayonnaise from Kuwait. When we opened the box, it looked like water/oil had come up above the other contents. How can I fix this?
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How long would you keep this Caesar dressing?

My Caesar dressing contains the following: mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, fresh ground pepper. How long do you think I should I keep it before I pitch ...
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How to make mayonnaise with a cooked yolk?

I have heard of mayonnaise made with cooked yolks before, but was suspicious of it. Now a user posted another question with a link to a recipe which shows the making steps. It shows the making a ...
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Why condiments expiry date is rounded?

Many condiments such as katchup, mayonnaise and mustard (where I live at least) seem to love rounding all of their expiry dates to "60 days after opened". Thing is, I never see any difference after ...
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Mayonnaise substitute in cake batter

My wife's chicken cake recipe calls for mayonnaise as one of the batter ingredients. In my opinion, mayonnaise is completely unsuitable for high-temperature processing (as in baking), but I was unable ...
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How to balance out sourness of lemon juice, specifically in a mayonnaise?

I've just made some mayonnaise, and it's turned out fine - texture wise. However, I used too much lemon juice when I made it. What are the possible ways to balance this out, mellowing the 'zing'? It's ...
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How do I get rid of mayonnaise smell?

Today for the first time, I tested classic egg mayonnaise. All I can say that it smelled strongly like yeast! Is there a way to get rid of that smell? Do mayonnaise in general have that smell? ...
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What makes store brand mayo white?

So, I've finally accomplished making mayo. But it has a yellowish hue to it, obviously this is the case because of the egg yolks. My question is this: Why is store mayo white? What makes it white? ...
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Mayonnaise Split [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Making Mayo by hand , using whisk , emulsion breaks down Hi,I would like to know how to fix the Mayonnaise if it splits while whisking and making it with hand.
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Making Mayo by hand , using whisk , emulsion breaks down

I'm trying to make homemade mayonaise and it's not really working out well. I got a glass bowl that's fairly deep and use the following ingredients: * 1 egg yolk* * 1/2 teaspoon salt (not kosher) * ...
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Why doesn't mayonnaise taste like pure oil?

The mayonnaise I tried making myself today (first try ever) wasn't entirely bad but there was something off-putting to the taste too, as if eating a spoon of pure oil. Now if I had never had ...
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What ingredient gives vlaamse mayonnaise that special kick?

I love Dutch frites, and I particularly like the Flemish Frite Saus called vlaamse mayonnaise that they serve at the Frite shop called VleminckX Sausmeesters on Veotboogstraat (just one block off ...
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Substituting lime juice for lemon juice in hollandaise/mayonnaise?

If I have fresh limes on hand but not fresh lemons, can I use the limes to make hollandaise and mayonnaise? Assuming it works, what effect will the lime juice have on flavor and texture?
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How can I make my own mayonnaise properly?

I've tried a few variations in the past but none of turned out properly. The problem occurs when adding the olive oil. It never really mixes with the eggs leaving disjointed mess. What is the proper ...
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How can I prevent bacon mayonnaise from splitting when above fridge temp?

I know how to fix a split mayonnaise made with olive or vegetable oil - that's not a problem. I have made Kenji Lopez-Alt's recipe for animal fat mayonnaise (bacon fat, for putting on a burger). It ...
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Making “long(er)-life” homemade mayonnaise

Most recipes I've seen for mayonnaise suggest that homemade mayo should be kept in the fridge for no longer than between 3 and 5 days. What techniques or ingredients can be used to increase the ...
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Mayonnaise Substitutes

I love pasta salads, tuna salad, sandwiches, and sauces; but I don't really like the texture of mayonnaise or the feeling I get after eating mayonnaise. What mayonnaise substitutes have you found ...