Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hard Boiled Mayonnaise- Eggs - April 2010

I knew I was going to make mayonnaise.  However, I was concerned about food safety so I thought I would pasteurize my eggs.  During my research I discovered (from Ms. Julia Child) that you could make hard-boiled egg mayonnaise.  I was intrigued.  Here are the ingredients:

3 hard boiled egg yolks
3 hard boiled egg whites, sieved
1.5TBSP vinegar
¼ tsp dry mustard
¼ tsp white pepper
¼ tsp salt
½ to 1 cup oil (I used olive oil)

First I had to make the boiled eggs.  I am always searching for the best method to get the beautiful non-green tinged egg yolks.  I came upon an old technique from the Georgia Egg Council and I tried that.  It even promised to make the eggs easy to peel.  Here are the steps: 

  1. Cover eggs with cold water with an inch of water over the eggs. 

  2. Bring just to a boil.

  3. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 17 minutes.

  4. Shock in ice water for two minutes (bring the original pan of water back to a boil now)

  5. Put the eggs in the boiling water for 10 seconds

  6. Put the eggs back in the ice-water bath for 20 minutes.

The yolks turned out beautifully!!

However, these were the hardest to peel eggs I’ve ever dealt with.  Next time I’m skipping steps 4 and 5.

Now for the Mayonnaise.

Beat the yolks, vinegar, mustard, pepper and salt together until you have a smooth paste.  Then add the oil ONE DROP AT A TIME until you get a nice consistency.  You can then drizzle in the oil a little bit faster. 

I then added the sieved egg whites with the immersion blender to get a nice mayo thickness.  A little prepared mustard to round out the flavor and viola Mayonnaise.  I will say that I was very angry with the mayo until Sly pointed out that I needed to add the sieved egg whites (I managed to gloss over that ingredient/step).  The effect was quite good though.

I had plenty of eggs left over, so I made some eggs salad.  A little granulated garlic and little more white pepper, two slices of bread

 Totally Awesome.


  1. MAN that looks good! Well done, sir!

  2. Thanks nell! These were very old bought. After being in the fridge for a day they were even harder to peel. Very curious, but I was happy with the yellow yolks. I'm sure I'll be using this same technique for deviled eggs come holiday season.

  3. YUM! I love fresh mayo. I will have to try this method. How does the voting work, now? I'm a newbie.