Rape Seed Oil Mayonnaise

Rape Seed Oil is very healthy - and since it's such a prolific crop on the East Coast of England, it is hard not to love it when you live here. This is easy to make, and substantially better for you than most shop bought mayonnaises. I refer to mayonnaise often in recipes; generally in small amounts; and this version is ideal... it is tasty and creamy, and adds a definite decadence to recipes that it features in...


  • 2 or 3 Free Range Egg Yolks
  • Large Pinch Salt
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Clove Garlic, crushed
  • 2 or 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Rape Seed Oil

Put the Egg Yolks, Mustard, crushed Garlic, Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper in a large bowl

Start to whisk with an electric handwhisk, and slowly add the Oil

Go drop at a time at the beginning – then ease into a very slow trickle – and by the time you’ve added half the Rape Seed Oil you can go a bit quicker with the drizzling

Stop adding Oil when you’re happy with the consistency… Sometimes I prefer a firmer mayonnaise; sometimes a Mayo that’s a bit more ‘dressing like’

Serve with all sorts of things – but in small doses (it is too special to have too much at once!)

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