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Friday, November 25, 2011

Let's Make Mayo!

I just started making my own mayonnaise recently, mainly because I didn't own a blender! I bought one earlier this year specifically to make mayo and that is pretty much all I use it for! LOL!!

This recipe for Blender Mayonnaise is adapted from the Joy Of Cooking 75th Anniversary cookbook.

Put in a blender:
     1 large egg at room temperature
     1 teaspoon dry mustard
     1 teaspoon salt
     1 teaspoon sugar
     Dash of ground red pepper
     1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
Cover and blend on high until thoroughly combined.

 With the blender running, slowly add:
     1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
and then:
     1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
     1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
until thorougly blended.

 Slowly add:
     1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
and blend until thick. You may have to stop and start the blender occasionally to scrape down the sides.

Homemade mayonnaise isn't as white as store bought and the flavor is just so much better! It is nice and thick and actually gets thicker after being chilled in the refrigerator.

For me, the worst part is cleaning up the blender, it takes longer than actually making the mayonnaise! ;-)  

Okay, now that the mayonnaise is finished we can have a turkey sandwich from the Thanksgiving leftovers! Linking to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop at Deborah Jean's Dandelion House! :)


Anonymous said...

Isn't homemade the best?! Your recipe looks terrific and quick, Candy. I make mayo too, but I use a different recipe (cooked). I ran out and bought mayo at the store and my children would not eat it. Guess they are spoiled by homemade, haha.

Enjoy your turkey sandwich!

Paula said...

How long does it keep? I make homemade salad dressing but only when I know I can use it up quickly.

Kristina said...

I have used my food processor and also a hand held blender too.

Candy C. said...

That's funny about your kids not eating the store bought! I agree, homemade is the best!! :)

Candy C. said...

The conventional wisdom is to use it up in about a week. That being said, we just finished some that was over two weeks old and it was fine. The recipe only makes about a pint so if ya'll eat sandwiches fairly frequently, you should be able to use it up rather quickly! :)

Candy C. said...

I tried my handheld blender before I bought a regular one and I was afraid it was going to burn up! I probably was doing something wrong. :(

MARARIA said...

Candy, I love the joy of cooking, I got it when I was living in the States. I has the best techniques and recipes. I usually make mayo with my Minipimer, faster and less to wash up! have a look at this...

Candy C. said...

I have one of those and I LOVE it! I actually tried making mayo with it before I got a regular blender and I guess I was doing something wrong because the mayo wouldn't get thick and I was afraid I was going to burn up my immersion blender! LOL!!

Debbie @ Larson Farm Naturals said...

Love this! I have made mayo with just oil and eggs, but I can't wait to try it with the extras, I bet it's yummy!

Kateri said...

I haven't made mayo for a LONG of these days I am going to do it again. Thanks for posting this recipe!

Candy C. said...

The extras do give it more flavor!

I was surprised how easy it really is! Now, if I could just get someone to clean up for me! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love homemade condiments! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Teresa said...

I've always wondered about making my own mayo. I might have to try it when I get a bit of time.

Candy C. said...

You are welcome!

Yeah, right, when you get a bit of time!! LOL!!

MamaTea said...

Oh, for awesome! Something I have always wanted to make myself but have not done yet. Thanks for the tutorial...and I'm looking forward to trying it!

nancypo said...

I need to try that with my immersion blender!

Candy C. said...

Mama Tea,
Hope you get a chance to try it soon! :)

If you use your immersion blender let me know how it works! I never had any success using mine. :(

Michelle said...

I have started making more homemade stuff for my family. I will definitely try this one. Thanks.

Candy C. said...

Hope you get a chance to try it, it really is good! :)

Misty said...

Oh, I'll be making this for sure!!

Candy C. said...

Thanks for stopping by! :)

SweetLand Farm said...

Candy, I'm a total mayo snob (kinda like ketchup!). I love Hellmann's mayo. I will write down this recipe and try it soon!!

MARARIA said...

Candy, the technique is to put the ingredients in the glass of your minipimer and start from the bottom and going up very slowly till the mayo is thick. and if you add a couple of garlic cloves you make ali-oli

Candy C. said...

SweetLand Farm,
I'm that way about certain things too! I hope you like the mayo! :)

Candy C. said...

Oh, that's what I was doing wrong! I was trying to slowly add the oil as if I was making it in a regular blender! Thanks for the info! :)

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

I guess I've been under a rock cuz I had no idea making Mayo was this simple! Well, you make it look simple anyway... I'll have to give it a try!

Candy C. said...

It really is easy, hope you give it a whirl! ;-)