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Place a tea towel on the work surface and put a bowl on it. By putting a towel under it, the bowl stays put, which is very handy during whisking.
Add the egg yolks, mustard, white wine vinegar and salt and pepper (to taste) to the bowl and beat well with the whisk for a minute. Slowly drip the oil into the bowl while continuing to whisk.
Move the whisk in a figure of eight pattern to achieve the best result, this technique helps you reach all parts of the bowl.
Keep whipping with the whisk until all of the oil has been incorporated and the mixture has reached the thickness of mayonnaise. If the mayonnaise is not thick enough, then you can add a little more oil at your own discretion.
Beat constantly with the whisk until the oil is well incorporated.
Finely chop the fresh tarragon and stir it into the homemade mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper.
What is tarragon mayonnaise good with?
Tarragon mayonnaise is best served with chips / fries or baked potatoes. Or, how about these patatas bravas? Replace the aioli with tarragon mayonnaise. Tarragon mayonnaise is also a good accompaniment to chicken fillets.
Can I use dried tarragon?
You can use dried tarragon if you can't find fresh tarragon. The taste will not be as refined, though.
What does tarragon taste like?
Tarragon is a peppery herb with an aniseed, slightly bitter taste. It is best known for the classic béarnaise sauce.