Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Homemade Mayo

There are really good reasons to make food from scratch or all homemade. Usually homemade is superior in taste, and nutrition.  I don't think its out of place or uncommon to make bread from scratch, muffins and cookies, are commonly homemade items, but usually people don't take the time to make their condiments from scratch. Well today I am going to show you how simple and easy it is to make homemade mayonnaise. Homemade mayo is not going to contain any additives, preservatives and unhealthy oils. For an idea on what I consider an unhealthy oil check out this article.
When you are done looking at that get in the kitchen and make some mayo, it will only take about 10 min.

Homemade Mayo
2 egg yolks ( room temp works best )
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. Dijon style mustard
1c. healthy oil ( sunflower or olive oil are good choices, sunflower oil is more mild in flavor and what I prefer to use, Olive oil is a superior oil, but has a stronger flavor)

Place first five ingredients in a quart wide mouth jar. With an immersion blender, lightly blend. Add oil, and hold  immersion blender to very bottom of jar, pulse blend until you start to see the oil emulsifying, you will know what you are looking for because it looks like mayonnaise. There will still be oil on top and at this point you can  raise and lower the immersion blender while pulsing, to incorporate the oil on top.  Check out this youtube video that I found to show you the process.  ( I did not use his recipe )

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