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Rene Rene’s Homemade Mayonnaise

By Lorene "Rene Rene" Owens


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 20 minutes

Servings: Makes approx. 10 ounces


  • 2 egg yolks
  • juice of a fresh lemon, seeded (you can use bottled juice)
  • 1 pint Mazola oil (do not substitute)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • a dash of paprika, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water


In a MixMaster (or another stand mixer), beat 2 egg yolks FAST in the small mixing bowl until it begins to thicken.

Squeeze ½ lemon, discarding the seeds, into the mixing bowl, then add the Mazola oil and salt and beat until thick. Add a dash of paprika for color and the 3 tablespoons of boiling water, continuing to beat until it reaches the proper consistency of mayo.

Refrigerate in a jelly jar or a decorative container.

Cook’s Note: This recipe was written in 1956. A Mix Master is an old brand of stand mixer. Be sure to use the smallest bowl of your mixer—believe me when I tell you that the large bowl will not make the mayo!