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If mayonnaise is made of egg yolk, why is it white ? Answered

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Re-design
Re-design

Best Answer 10 years ago

Mayonnaise is beaten. That traps air inside the mixture. The air causes the color change.

And I'm sorry but that should be catchup on those fries.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

Is that a common local spelling ? I've seen Ketchup, Catsup and now Catchup !
Here is often called "red sauce" to distinguish it from " brown sauce"

Steve

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

I like to spell it the way we pronounce it. I know it's not quite right but it looks better to me.

Around here "red sauce" is hot Mexican sauce.

In Mexico they put mayonnaise on roasted corn on the cob.  I'd rather have butter and salt.

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weekilter
weekilter

Answer 10 years ago

"Catchup" is what some people prefer. Others like flavoured mayonnaise, gravy or malt vinegar.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 10 years ago

Seconded. I like all 3, plus cheese on my fries.

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seandogue
seandogue

10 years ago

because it's egg and oil. The color is dominated by the emulsion, rahter than the relatively smaller amount of egg.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

For the same reason snow is white...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 10 years ago

...and the froth on an espresso is white...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 10 years ago

... and the head of a beer is white ...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 10 years ago

... and the wake of a power boat is white ...

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kelseymh
kelseymh

10 years ago

That *is* yellow. It only looks white in Montreal.

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jtobako
jtobako

10 years ago

'Cause the oil and egg white are broken up into tiny discrete bits which, like most things, look white because of their size.