Sunday, November 20, 2011

Home-made Mayo

Mayonnaise is a kitchen item most people would never think of trying to make themselves... I mean, who even knows what is IN mayo in the first place?  On cooking shows, they always make a big deal out of making this condiment, as if it is extremely difficult to master.  Well, I'm hear to tell you it is one of the most simple things to make, as long as you have an immersion blender.  And it uses pretty standard household ingredients that most people have on hand so you can whip it up at any moment's notice.  Best of all, you get great taste without all the preservatives they include in the store-bought stuff.  Thank you to my favorite food blog, Serious Eats, for teaching me this trick!
Ingredients: (makes about one cup)
1 egg yolk
1 T lemon juice (lime juice or white vinegar will work too if that's all you have)
1 T water
1 t dijon mustard
1 cup Vegetable oil

Combine the egg yolk, lemon (or lime) juice, water and dijon mustard into your cup.  If you have a tall measuring cup like the one in the photo, that is ideal for using the immersion blender.

Pour the oil into the cup next. 

Place the head of the blender in the cup, and turn it on, moving it around slightly as needed.  You may need to stop every once in a while to scrape the edges or stir.  The total blending time is only about one minute.

You will see the mixture become solid and in the end it will be the same texture as the mayo you buy at the store!  Season with a little kosher salt, and you are done. So easy!


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