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I curdled my mayonnaise

asked by Lisa McClintock over 6 years ago

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maw
maw
added over 6 years ago

Beat an egg yolk separately and add it to the may one drop at a time while beating the may until smooth. Or boil a tablespoon of water and add just enough to get desired consistency while beating the mayo. Good luck

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff

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added over 6 years ago

I'd do the opposite with the egg yolk. Whisk it, then slowly add the curdled mayo until you have a consistency you like.

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Chef KC
added over 6 years ago

The prior answers have no real accuracy to them, sadly your best bet is scraping it and starting over

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff

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added over 6 years ago

That could work too. It is possible to save a mayonnaise, but sometimes it's better to admit defeat and move on.

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Jill
added about 4 years ago

I had the same problem a few times, but learned after watching a Martha Stewart video that you can save it. It usually occurs because you either added the oil too fast, or too much oil. It said the start at the beginning again with the yolks or whole eggs, add lemon juice (or vinegar), a little salt, sugar, yellow ground mustard powder, and then VERY SLOWLY add this to the new egg mixture. It will slowly thicken up, then add a little extra oil (about half called for in the recipe) and SLOWLY add that. I tried it, it worked, and I am happy that I didn't have to throw it all out!

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luvcookbooks
luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

added about 4 years ago

It's so sad when mayo curdles. I've had luck with the rescue operations described above. Even if you have to throw it out and start over, the finished product is magnificent and it's worth it.

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