Wondering about how to make spicy mayo? Even if you’ve never considered making it, you should definitely try it out. It’s easier than it seems! What’s more interesting is that you can make it from scratch – no unpronounceable ingredients here. Yes, you heard it right! So grab your pen and paper now because we’re about to take a crash course on how to make spicy mayo, perfect for dipping fries and adding to your favorite dishes.
How to Make Spicy Mayo: A Basic Guide
- ½ tsp salt (2.5 ml)
- ½ tsp Tabasco sauce (2.5 ml)
- ¾ cup olive oil (180 ml)
- ¼ tsp Dijon mustard (1.25 ml)
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar (5 ml)
- 5 tsp lemon juice (7.5 ml)
- ½ Tbsp Wasabi (7.5 ml) or 3 small chili padi (chopped)
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1 large egg
Things you’ll need:
- Mixing bowl
- Small bowl (for egg white draining)
- Blender or food processor
- Plastic wrap or lid
Step 1: Separate Yolk from Egg White
You will only need the egg yolk for your spicy mayo, so you can discard the egg white. Get a small bowl and crack the egg open over it. Make sure to capture the egg yolk using the shell and drain the egg white into the bowl.
Note: The yolk contains lecithin, which helps in thickening the mayo.
Step 2: Mix the Egg Yolk, Lemon Juice, and Vinegar
Get a separate medium-sized glass mixing bowl and combine the three ingredients. Thoroughly whisk these ingredients together until they are evenly combined and a vibrant yellow.
Note: Vinegar and lemon juice add flavor and acidity to the finished product.
Step 3: Add the Seasonings
Add salt, Tabasco sauce, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and Wasabi paste into the mixture. Mix the seasonings well to incorporate.
Note: You can also use chili peppers to season your mayo. You don’t have to remove the seeds before you add them as it contributes a large portion of the peppers’ heat.
Step 4: Whisk First 1/4 Cup of the Oil
Whisk in 1/4 cup of olive oil continuously, adding 1.25 ml or ¼ tsp at a time. This process should take about 4 minutes to complete.
Note: It may be helpful to use a food processor or a blender.
Step 5: Slowly Add the Rest of the Oil
Add the remaining amount of oil slowly into the bowl and continue to whisk while adding. It should take about 8 minutes to finish.
Note: Once the rest of the oil has been completely added, the spicy mayo should be fairly thick.
Step 6: Refrigerate Spicy Mayo Until Ready for Serving
Cover the mayo with plastic wrap or transfer to a lidded container before refrigerating. The spicy mayo should be consumed within 5 days.
Note: To add color to your mayo, you can thinly chop a Thai chili into tiny pieces and sprinkle it on top as a garnish. This gives a fun and exciting look to your spicy mayo.
If you want to see a spicy mayo recipe in action, check out this video from CM Coleman Home:
With these basic steps on how to make spicy mayo, you can definitely make your own at home, whenever the craving hits. Your spicy mayo will make a perfect addition to your homemade sandwiches and burgers – regardless of the season!
Do you have other ways of making a spicy mayo you can share with us? Leave them in the comments section below!
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