I have been wanting to make our own mayo for some time because the recipes always look super easy and the ingredients are usually at hand. Its been too easy to grab it off the shelf and just be done with it though. So last week I made a conscious decision to NOT buy mayo… except for today I forgot I did that. When lunch time came and the tuna was out there wasn't any mayo to be found, and that is when I remembered my decision to not buy any! I figured if we didn't have any I would be forced into making some from scratch and the plan worked. I'm just glad that it didn't happen on a day when hubby was home and I was running errands!
Five Minute Homemade Mayonaise
1 whole organic egg
1 organic egg yoke
1 cup of light Olive Oil (Pure Olive Oil from Costco was used here)
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
2-3 drops of lemon flavoring (lemon juice would do too!)
1/4 tsp sea salt (Real Salt is a good brand full of minerals)
In a small bowl, or a canning jar (works great because of the height and keeps splatter down), add the whole egg and egg yoke, along with the garlic powder, salt and lemon flavoring. Using a stick blender mix it up well. Slowly add the olive oil while blending and the mayo will get nice and thick. Blend until all the oil is added and the mayo is the desired thickness.
I believe a high end blender like a Blendtec or Vita mix would do the same, though I've read that it may be necessary to let the ingredients come to room tempature to get it to work. The eggs came straight out of the refrigerator and it blended up wonderfully. I won't be buying mayo again! It is much cheaper this way, very quick and easy, and we used mostly organic ingredients though we were low on organic olive oil … and it has a stronger taste too.
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