Whip it good

April 21, 2020

Fire up your forearms and whip up your own homemade mayonnaise with this #RRChomechef recipe!

With our new reality of working and learning at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are tapping into the RRC spirit of innovation to bring you culinary and hospitality inspiration with our Hospitality at Home video series.

Mayonnaise is a kitchen staple – having this quintessential recipe in your repertoire is certain to elevate your home cooking!  Try out RRC Instructor Chef Gordon Bailey’s mayonnaise recipe and have fun experimenting with variations.

Whipped Dressing (Mayonnaise)

by Chef Gordon Bailey

Homemade mayonnaise sauce and olive oil, eggs, mustard, and lemon. Getty Images.


2 egg yolks
1.5 cups canola oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
½ lemon, juiced
Salt & Pepper to taste


Place egg yolks in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the mustard to the yolk, and slowly whisk the oil into the yolk mixture. The dressing should thicken as the oil is added. Once all the oil has been added, adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.


  • Spicy: add 2 tbsp sriracha for a dressing or dip with some zip!
  • Herb: add chopped dill, parsley, and diced sweet pickles for a great fish condiment.
  • Mediterranean: add 1 clove minced garlic, 2 tbsp tahini paste, 2 tbsp sesame seeds, and chopped parsley for a refreshing dip.

You can find the full video of the method up on our Instagram. Follow along and post your own recipes! Tag us @redrivercollege and use the hashtag #RRChomechef.