A homemade mayonnaise recipe is simple to make and has better flavor than store-bought. Also, mayonnaise is the “mother” (a.k.a. base) recipe for a lot of other sauces out there, including aioli, Rémoulade, and Thousand Island Dressing.
Game plan: Have all the ingredients at room temperature before you start. Since the egg doesn’t get cooked, use one that’s very fresh or pasteurized. Once made, the mayonnaise should be stored in an airtight container and can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Variation (hand-whisked method):