My family and I used to love to put mayonnaise on our sandwiches and inside my famous potato salad. However, since I have discovered what mayonnaise is when bought from the grocery store (basically a GMO mess), we gave it up and learned to live without the yummy flavor of Mayo. It has been a rough road to say the least.
Recently, I have started making many of my foods by hand and limiting the pre-made foods one can find at the supermarket. With our foods being pumped full of Aluminum, aspartame and other ingredients to make them last longer, I decided it was time to go the homemade and more healthy route.
One night I was making a potato salad with sour cream instead of mayonnaise and I was asked if I could make homemade mayonnaise. I said sure why not. I mean how hard could it be right?
It turns out, Mayonnaise is a science all in itself. After several failures, I was just about to give up on ever introducing mayo back into my family’s life. That is, until I came across a blog claiming to have a FOOLPROOF HOMEMADE MAYO recipe. In one last desire to make a delicious mayo, I clicked the blog link and began to read the ingredients and instructions.
The first question that popped into my mind was…Could it be that simple? With the mentality that this was too good to be true, I nearly closed the window. But toward the bottom of the post was an animated gif of the process and how it looked.
Ok, I decided to try it.
I quickly found all the required ingredients and items
2 tsp white vinegar
1 pinch of salt
1 cup of Extra Light flavor Olive oil
1 mason jar
1 immersion blender
Like the instruction stated, I placed the egg in the mason jar and added the salt and vinegar
I then added the 1 cup of oil and let the egg come to a rest at the bottom of the jar
Once everything was settled, I pushed my immersion blender to the bottom of the mason jar and blended the ingredients for 20 seconds without moving the blender. After the 20 seconds I moved my blender up to incorporate the rest of the oil. What came out of 25 seconds of blending is nothing short of a miracle. I watched as the egg and oil transformed into a creamy and tasty mayonnaise.
Immediately I grabbed a tasting spoon and savored the delicious mayonnaise. It was perfect. I can honestly say that this recipe is foolproof.
Click the picture above to get this mayo recipe and see all her wonderful pictures on how to make this Mayonnaise. The animated gif is at the bottom of her post is well worth the watch. It made me want to try this recipe and I am so very glad I did.
I will be adding other ingredients to the mayonnaise, like a tart relish to go on a cheeseburger, or some peppers to add a nice kick. There are so many possibilities now that I can make mayonnaise. However, the first thing I made after my Mayonnaise came out so sublime was my famous potato salad. Let’s just say I have a very happy family.