|Prepared by Sarah Shilhavy, Photos by Jeremiah Shilhavy|
Mayonnaise is very easy to make once you know what you're supposed to be doing. If you don't, then most likely you'll just end up with an oily mess. If you've never made mayonnaise before but want to, then read on. Even if you don't want to you should still read on. Homemade mayo tastes so much better than store bought, and it is much healthier because there are no trans-fats. In our video we use organic Virgin Coconut Oil, and organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Try finding a mayo like that in the stores!
The key to a successful batch of mayo is the oils. Actually, patience is the real key here. The adding-the-oils process can take up to five minutes, so be prepared. Your arm may get tired. Don't say I didn't warn you.
After placing the first six ingredients in the blender, blend it very briefly. All you want to do is mix the stuff together, so don't overdo it. Next, pour the two oils together into a liquid measuring cup with a spout and with the blender running on a low speed, start adding the oils into the blender in drops. Shall I emphasize that? Seriously, it needs to be drops. Tiny drops.
After about a minute or so, gradually start working the oils up to a stream. Again, a TINY stream. Like the size of a needle. And it needs to be steady. Not a stop-and-go type of stream. Just a tiny, steady, stream. Once you've worked up to a stream you can increase the blender speed to about medium. You be the judge.
When you've got only about 1/4 of a cup left you can increase the stream just a bit, but never, ever just dump the oil in. If you add the oils too quickly the mayo will turn into a curdled, oily mixture instead of whipping up into a thick, creamy spread. And it'll stay that way. You won't be able to save it.
You can use any type of mustard you like for this recipe. The classic is Dijon. Same thing for the pepper. Any type you like. White pepper is the one to go to if you don't want black specks in your mayo but go ahead with the black if you don't mind the looks so much.
So that's that! Making your own mayonnaise is really very easy. Just be patient with adding the oils and it'll turn out perfect. Be sure to watch the video for a step by step tutorial.
Have fun and fee free to drop me a line if you have any questions. :)
Servings: 1 1/2 cups
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
- 1 whole egg
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup Virgin Coconut Oil (melted if solid)
- 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
Place the eggs, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into a food processor or blender. Blend briefly for a few seconds.
With the processor or blender running on low speed, start adding your oils very slowly. Start out with drops and then work up to about a 1/16-inch stream. This will take a few minutes.
Continue blending until all the oil is used up and there is no free standing oil.
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