You can make your own mayo with simple ingredients from your pantry. Get this classic mayonnaise
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You can make your own mayonnaise with simple ingredients from the pantry! I recommend using a hand mixer when you first learn to make this recipe. Once you get a feel for how to create the right consistency, follow the same steps using a blender to save time. Good, homemade mayonnaise lasts at least a week in the refrigerator. Substitute it in any recipe that calls for its store-bought counterpart for enhanced flavor!
Total Time: 15-20 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
Source: Better Homes and Gardens--The New Cookbook (1970). The book is out of print and can be difficult to find, but worth the treasure hunt!
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp tsp dry mustard
- 1 Dash cayenne and paprika (optional)
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Mix together the salt and spices in a small container. Gently, but thoroughly, beat in the egg yolk with a fork.
- To chemically cook the egg, add vinegar and mix well. Empty the mixture into a medium size mixing bowl. It should be fairly thick and sticky, so scrape the sides with a spatula.
- Add the canola oil 1 tsp. at a time, beating on high speed, until 1/4 cup has been added. The consistency should start to resemble mayonnaise, although it will have a more buttery color.
- Add the remaining oil by tablespoon, or in a very thin stream, alternating the last ½ cup of oil with lemon juice. Optional: beat in ½ tbsp. hot water. The color will lighten as the oil is whipped in.
- Some suggestions are to use as a base for chicken or egg salad, ranch dressing, Waldorf salad, and coleslaw. Enjoy!
January 19, 20171 found this helpful
Not done much now because of salmonella, pasteurized eggs would be safer. That is a 46 year old recipe.
January 20, 20170 found this helpful
Yes, there is that risk from sweatshop eggs. It's best if you use pasteurized eggs (as you suggest) or ones from a local and organic family farm. I used to raise chickens for years and never had a problem because their environment was clean and they had a high quality diet.
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