Saturday, July 29, 2006

Stamp out Store Bought Mayonnaise!

I love Mayo on ANYTHING! Here is a recipe I made up using a blender. Usually I hand beat the oil and lemon juice in to the whipped egg/vinegar/mustard/salt/pepper mixture. But my poor arm can't take it anymore.


1 large egg
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup peanut oil or good vegetable oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice

NOTE: all measures are approximate except the oil and lemon juice which must be pretty exact. I never measure, but to get the right consistency, you need the right amount of liquid. You could use dry mustard as well and some people like a dash of paprika. Throw in a hit of garlic if you like as well. GO MAYO WILD!!

Combine the oils and mix well. Then divide in 1/2.

In a blender combine egg, vinegar, salt, mustard, and white pepper. Cover and blend about 5 seconds on medium high. With blender running on slowest speed gradually add 1/2 cup oil. Add oil in a thin but steady stream. You may need to stop the blender and scrape the sides down. Slowly add lemon juice. Finally, slowly add remaining oil with the blender running slowly. When oil is completely added, the Mayo should be the right constancy. You'll hear the mixture "burp".

Better than store bought anyday. The trick is to keep the blender on slow and continuously add the oil. When the oil is all added stop immediately. Blending too long or on too high speed makes the mixture too thin. I know, I ruined two batches making it too fast.


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