Preparation info
  • Makes Approximately

    1½ Cups

    • Difficulty


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By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

  • About

Whereas flavored butters can be made in food processors, the closer mayonnaise gets to a machine the worse it is. A rewarding cooking and tasting experience is to make mayonnaise in a mortar or in a bowl by hand and then compare it with mayonnaises made in an electric mixer, a food processor, and a blender. Each mayonnaise tastes, feels, looks different. The hand-whisked sauce will be silkier, smoother, lighter, more delicate in taste, and will sit easier in the stomach as well.