How to Fix Broken Mayonnaise or Aïoli

How to Fix Broken Mayonnaise or Aïoli

If you’re making mayonnaise or aïoli and it breaks or splits it will look curdled with the oil separating from the mixture. But all is not lost, you can almost always rescue a runny mayo.

Here’s how to fix a broken mayonnaise (see video below).

  • Place an egg yolk in the bowl of a food processor or the jug of a stick blender.
  • With the motor running, slowly add the split mayonnaise to the egg yolk and mix to form an emulsion, just as you did when adding the oil to the egg yolk to make the first emulsion.
  • This also works if whisking by hand.

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