Homemade condiments were off my radar for a long time. You don’t make mayonnaise; you buy mayonnaise at the store. Right?! Uh, never again because homemade mayonnaise is easy and tasty.
So, I’m no fan of mayo; never have been, probably never will be. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing better for potato salad or egg salad sandwich mix. Otherwise, bleh. BUT, I was making tuna salad (ok, one more acceptable use) the other night and although we use an olive oil based mayo that isn’t too bad health wise, I wondered to myself what goes into commercial mayonnaise and if I might just have the stuff to make homemade mayonnaise. I am constantly amazed at how many things we buy that we can make ourselves! It turns out, it’s not rocket science – it’s just homemade mayonnaise.
So, here’s the veeeerrrrry complicated recipe – are you ready? I’m not even putting it into Recipe Card format because it reads just as easily as a list!
- 1 Pastured Egg Yolk (or the entire egg but some people have egg white sensitivity)
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 Tsps Dry Mustard
- Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste
- 1 Cup First Cold Pressed Olive Oil
Put the first four bullet point items into your Cuisinart DLC-2009CHB Prep 9 9-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainlessfood processor and blend them; slowly add the oil in a steady stream until the mixture thickens – which it miraculously does! How does that work?! Anyway, there you go; that’s the whole process of producing homemade mayonnaise.
The taste, you ask? This is NOT store bought mayo – this stuff I’ll eat! I’m still not spreading it on my bread but I will most happily eat my homemade mayo in my potato salad. Mmmm…potato salad.
My next project in the condiment department is ketchup – anyone have a good recipe? And by good I mean yummy AND easy…I’m not Julia Child.
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