I’ve had this love-hate relationship with mayonnaise for a while now. I love how it tastes, but I hate the ingredients! Most are made with soybean oil, vegetable oil, and all kinds of other bad for you ingredients including “natural flavoring” (MSG perhaps?).
I’ve tried homemade mayonnaise before, but have never been successful, even when I have s.l.o.w.l.y. drizzled the oil into the mix. I had pretty much given up on ever having mayonnaise again (or at least one that I can feel good about) until I gave it one last try tonight.
I was at the grocery store this evening and saw artichokes! Which I love. And after seeing photos of them on my brother’s Facebook page I was really craving them! So I put them in my cart and decided to try to make mayonnaise and decided that if I wasn’t successful I would just use the store-bought stuff in the back of my fridge.
When I got home I Googled “homemade mayonnaise” and came across this video which gave me hope that I would be successful this time. Here’s the ingredient list:
- 1.5 cups oil (I used extra light olive oil)
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
I know that usually there is a very complicated process on how and when to add the ingredients together, but with this recipe, you simply dump it all in a container that is just wide enough to fit an immersion blender (I have this one). Super easy right?
Now, for the cool chemistry experiment part. Once the egg yolks have fallen to the bottom, place your immersion blender at the bottom of the container and pulse until you see the ingredients start to emulsify. Once the bottom is beginning to come together, you can start moving the blender up and down and incorporate the rest of the oil. Be sure to blend only until everything is nice and emulsified. Try not to over blend.
That’s it. That is homemade mayonnaise! Super simple right?! This recipe will make two cups which you can put into a jar and store in your fridge. Have a look at my homemade mayonnaise alongside my artichoke.
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