Serve with poached or grilled fish, fish cakes, cold roast chicken and salads, or spread on sandwiches. (Note: foods containing raw eggs should not be served to the very young, pregnant women, the elderly or those with a compromised immune system.)
*Flavour the mayonnaise with 1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs, such as chives or tarragon, or 1–2 crushed cloves of garlic. *To make lemon mayonnaise, use lemon juice in place of the vinegar and add the grated zest of 1/2 lemon. *To make a spicy mayonnaise, stir in 1 tsp mild curry paste and 1 tbsp mango or peach chutney. *To make tartare sauce, stir in three chopped cocktail gherkins, 2 tsp capers, and 1 tsp snipped chives.