There are just some things that you really can make at home and they taste so much better (and are better for you)! After browsing the condiment aisle at the grocery store and realizing almost all conventional mayonnaise brands contain soybean oil, I committed to attempt to make it myself. (Visit the Weston A. Price Foundation to read one of their great articles, The Ploy of Soy)
Attempt and succeed I did! I received a beautiful 12-cup Kitchen Aid food processor for Christmas and mayonnaise was on the top of my list to make. I made this One-Minute Mayonaise recipe from the book, Process This!by Jean Anderson and is really simple as can be. This could also be made in a mixer, just add the oil very slowly and make sure it's mixed well. Also of note, it's suggested that one uses pasteurized eggs. I will let you be the guide as to which egg products (I used local organic eggs) you want to use in your mayo.
2 pasteurized large egg yolks
1 pasteurized jumbo egg
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 T white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 cup olive oil (the fruitiest you can find)
1 cup corn, peanut, or vegetable oil
1. Equip the food processor with the metal chopping blade, add the egg yolks, egg, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper, and pulse 2 to 3 times to combine.
2. Combine the olive oil, and corn oil in a spouted 2-cup measure, then with the processor motor running, drizzle down the feed time in the finest of streams.
3. When all of the oil has been incorporated, churn 12 to 20 seconds nonstop until smooth and pale yellow.
4. Spoon the mayonnaise into a 1-pint jar, screw the lid down tight, and store in the refrigerator. Keeps well for about 5 days.
Also note that this will be thinner than conventional mayonnaise because it contains no stabilizers, thickeners, or emulsifiers. (I'm also trying to find healthier oil options.)
And seriously....enjoy it!! My next step will be to make lacto-fermented mayonnaise! More on that to come...
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