HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE (in a jar)
1 medium to large egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 handheld blender
1 pint sized mason jar (wide mouthed)
1. Crack egg, separate the yolk from the whites and reserve both.
2. Combine ingredients in the wide mouthed mason jar in the following order: yolk, 1/2 the whites, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and slowly add the vegetable oil last.
3. Using a hand held blender carefully lower the blade into the mason jar and wait for oil to float to the top then pulse slowly to combine ingredients at the bottom, after a few pulses when mixture starts to combine and look mayonnaise like, raise blender slowly and continue blending to combine with the rest of the oil. When oil has been absorbed and the mixture has a mayo-like consistency, remove blender and stir remainder with a spoon to combine.
4. Enjoy as is or combine with one of the five flavorings listed below. Homemade Mayonnaise (in a jar) will last for up to three days in the fridge, stored in an airtight container.