We ran out of Mayonnaise!

The realization hit as the chicken was being deboned.
We had no mayonnaise. What is a cook supposed to do when they run out of mayonnaise?
Make some of course! Making mayonnaise is easier than you’d think. With just a handful of ingredients you can make mayonnaise from scratch. Once emulsified, it stays fresh in your fridge for 4-5 days.

Monica in kitchen at stove
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Published January 25, 2022
Updated February 28, 2022

What you will need

Egg yolks
Oil
Lemon juice
Kosher salt
Mustard
Paprika (if desired)

When you make mayonnaise, using the egg yolk alone gives it that quintessential egg taste. If you desire to have more of a seasoned mayonnaise, like Miracle Whip flavor, feel free to add the paprika, or for a kick, try a dash of Cyanne pepper. But stray on the light with the Cyanne, only a literal dash or pinch will do!

Instead of throwing away two egg whites, I am quite frugal and HATE to throw food away, I ended up scrambling the whites up and adding them to the chicken salad mixture! The fluffy egg whites did not change the texture of the sandwich mixture, and it also did not add a super strong egg flavor. Plus, the added protein for the egg yolk, and less waste, is a bonus.

Homemade from scratch Mayonnaise Recipe

Ingredients

2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp mustard
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp paprika
2-3 Tbsp vinegar
2 cup oil
dash of Cyanne pepper (optional)

Ingredients for Mayonnaise

From Scratch Mayonnaise Directions

1. Crack two eggs in a small bowl and then separate the yolk from the white. You can do this by halving the shell in each hand and alternating the yolk to each half while allowing the white to drip into a bowl for collecting. Make sure you have your chopping blade inserted for this recipe. This also helps cut down on any eggshells that will try to sneak into the mayonnaise.

2. In the bowl of a Cuisinart Food Processor, combine the 2 egg yolks, 1 tsp salt, 2-3 Tbsp vinegar, 1/2 tsp mustard, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/4 tsp paprika if using. Additionally, a huge thanks to ALDI for making this recipe incredibly inexpensive!

3. Place the cover on and then lock the Cuisinart Food Processor.

hand closing food processor lid with Mayonnaise ingredients inside

4. SLOWLY add the oil, while processing the eggs and seasoning, with the filter inserted in the funnel tube. The funnel tube filter will add the oil for you slowly into the mixture. The first time I made this recipe, I was shocked and excited because I was unsure how to slowly add the oil. The pusher, that is inserted in the tube, slowly adds liquids while also assisting while you press food down to be shredded.

5. The mixture will then emulsify to a fluffy texture and the end result will be mayonnaise! Refrigerate and use within 5 days.

Mayonnaise in food processor completed

Tonight, for dinner, I used a leftover whole chicken that we had for dinner on Sunday. The chicken was deboned, and I mixed it together with 1 cup of the homemade from scratch mayonnaise to make chicken sandwiches.

Mayonnaise in bowl next to chicken in metal bowl

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good chicken sandwich as much as the next gal. But what I do not enjoy are the celery, grapes, onion or other chunks in with my chicken. Maybe I’m a purist. Yup, that has got to be it. Just a good old, shredded chicken sandwich for the win! However, the leftover egg whites were fried up and added to the mixture. No waste here!

cooked egg whites in small bowl to add to chicken salad in large metal bowl

Once the chicken was deboned, I used a spatula to portion out some of the mayonnaise into the bowl. Add a dash of salt and pepper and wham! Dinner.
Enjoy!
~Monica

Homemade Mayonnaise recipe

Ingredients

2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp mustard
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp paprika
2-3 Tbsp vinegar
2 cup oil
dash of Cyanne pepper (optional)

Directions

1. Crack two eggs in a small bowl and then separate the yolk from the white. You can do this by halving the shell in each hand and alternating the yolk to each half while allowing the white to drip into a bowl for collecting.
2. In the bowl of a Cuisinart Food Processor, combine the 2 egg yolks, 1 tsp salt, 2-3 Tbsp vinegar, 1/2 tsp mustard, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/4 tsp paprika if using. Cover and lock the machine, processing until smooth.
3. Then SLOWLY add the oil with the filter inserted in the funnel tube.
4. The mixture will then emulsify to a fluffy texture and the end result will be mayonnaise!
Refrigerate and use within 5 days.

Add the egg whites

For additional texture and less waste, you can then fry up the egg whites and add them to the chicken salad mixture. Not only did this add volume to the meal, but it also helped to give it a great flavor.

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

2 thoughts on “We ran out of Mayonnaise!

  1. I made mayo two days ago. I changed up the recipe slightly. I had smoked Maldon salt , added hot mustard powder. 1/8 tsp.crushed red pepper, 1/8 tsp. ..roughly.. and lemon juice. I make it one egg at a time. It was too salty. I added another egg blended with my stick blender (wand) then started to add more oil..slowly until it was thick enough and the blender had a nice coating of mayo. I have yet to try basil mayo. I was told you blend the basil in the beginning with the egg..otherwise the mayo gets very dark, A new experiment to try. I am a big fan of “Scratch kitchen” ☀️ 💖

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