To go along with the theme of homemade condiment recipes this week, I want you to learn a great mayo recipe. My daughter just loves Mayonnaise. If you look at my grocery rock bottom price list, mayonnaise is around $1 for a jar. This price is only available a few times out of the year. I would have to guess at how much mayo I would need to buy in order to make it through the year and not have it expire before I use it. My daughter takes her lunch nearly everyday to school and little face takes his lunch when he goes to mom’s day out at our church. What if we ran out? I hated having to go buy something and spend 2 to 3 times what I knew I could pay for at a rock bottom price. So I wanted to make it myself for around the same price or less.
Easy Homemade Mayo Recipe
Easy Homemade Mayo Recipe Ingredients:
3/4 cup vegetable oil (I used Olive Oil)
1 egg room temperature
3 Tablespoons vinegar (try Apple Cider, or Lemon Juice for more taste)
1 teaspoon salt (or less if watching sodium)
1 teaspoon dried mustard
a dash of pepper if you like
How to Make Homemade Mayo:
1. Make sure the egg is at room temperature to emulsify with the oil. Tip: Hold the the egg in one hand while you are gathering up the ingredients to warm it faster. Crack the egg in a glass or wide cup. Big enough for the immersion blender. I used a wide mouth canning jar and this was perfect.
2. Pour in 1/4 cup oil on top of the egg and add dry seasonings.
3. Submerge your immersion blender all the way to the bottom, and turn that baby on. It will magically, right before your eyes turn into to mayo.
4. This is the key to the whole process, so pay attention here. Slowly add about 1/2 cup oil while the blender is going. I just eyeballed it. Lift the blender up and down to make sure it is all well incorporated, and it will thicken up nicely.
5. Once about 1/2 cup of the oil is blended add the 3 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice (this acts as a natural preservative). Then add the remaining 1/4 cup of oil slowly while blending.
Seriously it is that easy to have the best mayo recipe! I will never buy mayo again. We have the ingredients to make our own on hand. I may try to cut the the mayo recipe in half next time, since this does make a lot of mayo. You may be wondering, “when will this go bad?” The consensus everywhere I read is before the expiration date of the egg.
I think this mayo recipe would be wonderful to use in roasted chicken salad sliders with homemade biscuits as the buns. Also what about making your own custom mayo recipes like: chipotle mayo recipe, taco mayo recipe or a special sauce mayo recipe. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? I know I am making my own custom mayo at the next party at my house.
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What do you love to put mayo on?