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Italian Mayonnaise Recipe

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Nothing says fresh like homemade! And nothing says safe like Safest Choice™ all-natural, pasteurized eggs!

Servings: 20

Active time: 15 minutes

Total time:


  • 2 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c vegetable oil


  1. Take the eggs out of the refrigerator and allow them to come to room temperature.
  2. Squeeze the lemon and strain any seeds from the juice. You should get about 2 tablespoons of juice.
  3. Separate the eggs, putting the yolks in the bowl of an electric mixer and discard the whites.
  4. Add the salt and begin beating with the whisk attachment on a medium high setting. Beat until the yolks become paler and creamy in consistency, about 2-3 minutes. Begin adding the oil, very slowly at first, pausing periodically to allow it to be incorporated into the eggs. After about 1/4 cup of the oil has been added, begin pouring in the lemon juice, adding only about 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice at a time. Don’t be concerned if the mixture becomes softer. As more oil is beaten in, the mayonnaise will firm up again and then more lemon can be added, 1/2 tablespoon at a time. Continue until all the oil and lemon juice have been incorporated. Taste and add more salt or lemon juice if desired. It will keep refrigerated for 2-3 days.

by Smith on 08/27/12
This is similiar to hollandaise sauce minus the butter. I will try it...looks easy and delicious.
I love your eggs...since I first started buying them a few months ago,.. they are the best tasting and safest eggs I have found, and I won't use any other. Thanks so much for creating them for us.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1 Tbsp)
Total Servings 20

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 150
Total Fat 17g (26% DV)
Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg (7% DV)
Sodium 120mg (5% DV)
0g (0% DV)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV)
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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