One final item that we’ve needed to eliminate from our diet is store bought mayonaise containing (GMO) soybean oil. I’ve tried several organic and natural brands but none of them really tasted like the stuff we’ve eaten and loved our whole lives. Sure, I’ve made mayo before and it’s turned out well, but I’ve never really simplified it into a recipe I can just toss together at a moments notice (when my hubby yells, HEY Where’s the Mayo? I need some NOW)
There are lots of different methods you can use to make mayo; hand wisking, blender, food processor, etc. I decided to concentrate on making mine with my immersion (stick) blender, which allows me to make it directly in jar I want to store it in – less mess, less waste.
Mayo, is personal. I like Kraft, my hubby likes Hellmans, etc. Feel free to experiment with different ratios of the flavors, just keep tasting as you go. And I’ve designed this recipe to use just one egg and make about 1 cup of mayo, so you can easily use it up before it goes bad. The addition of whey will extend the freshness by allowing it to culture/ferment instead of going bad – but I know most of you don’t have whey so I’m not going to include it in this recipe. Also it’s hard to make such a small amount of mayo in a regular sized blender or food processor, you’ll need to stick to wisking by hand or a stick blender, but feel free to double or triple the recipe to meet you needs and usage.
Oh, yes mayo does contain raw egg. I don’t think there is any reason you need to worry about consuming raw egg, IF you are getting fresh eggs from a local farmer, who raises their chickens out free ranging in nature. We raise our own chickens and I encourage everyone who can, to do so. Raising chickens is easier that having a dog and they are a lot of fun 🙂
In the recipe below, the measurements I use are listed but please feel free to experiment on your own and
come up with your perfect flavor blend.
Here’s what you need:
1 Free Range Local Egg, room temperature (any size is fine)
Juice of organic lemon wedge (1/8 lemon)
1/8t Honey (Local and Raw, Please!)
1/4t Sea Salt
1/4t Organic Dijon Mustard
Organic Olive Oil
I crack my egg into a wide mouth canning jar and use my stick blender to mix it up really well. Add in the lemon juice, honey, mustard and salt, and blend well. With your stick blender in one hand, begin to slowly drizzle in your oil. It will emulsify (thicken), keep adding oil until it’s to your desired thickness. Enjoy!!