Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Homemade Mayo...because I was too lazy to go to the store.

Kiddo requested BSTs for dinner this week.  BST?  Bacon, spinach, and turkey sandwiches.  Mr. E & I actually have BSTATs...bacon, spinach, turkey, avocado, tomato.  They're a favorite...and oh-so-fancy. (Not.)
easy homemade mayo recipe ::: bake at 350 {savory}
At 5:00pm, I realized we were OUT OF MAYONNAISE.  Keep in mind that the grocery store is about 3 minutes away, but the thought of going back after having been there 3 hours earlier was just *too much.*

So, I decided to try making homemade mayonnaise.  Guess what?  It's EASY!  Who knew?!?
easy homemade mayo recipe ::: bake at 350 {savory}
I am not kidding you that after I made it, Helen Reddy's "I am Woman (hear me roar)" started playing in my head.  Apparently making mayonnaise at home brings to mind feminist anthems from the 1970s.  Somehow, I don't think this is what Helen Reddy had in mind.

Anyhoo...I used Alton Brown's recipe exactly as written (<click link for the recipe).  There are many variations of homemade mayo, but the one factor they all have in common is to add the oil S-L-O-W-L-Y in the beginning, like drop by drop.  You'll see it in the instructions.
easy homemade mayo recipe ::: bake at 350 {savory}
Homemade mayo...sometimes good things come from being too lazy to go to the store. :)


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6 comments:

  1. Nothing is better than homemade mayo. :)

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  2. I will definitely have to try my hand at homemade mayo! I have made homemade Nutella and it was heavenly:)

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  3. You go, Bridget!!! Isn't it so rich and creamy? I love homemade mayo and yours looks perfect!

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  4. Confession and Please Don't Ban Me From Your Blog: I don't like mayonnaise. It's true. Stems from a traumatic incident when I was a child. My Mom left a tablespoon on the counter while she was making her homemade chocolate cake. It was full of "white stuff." I thought it was frosting and I picked up the spoon, put it in my mouth and ate what was on it. Quelle suprise when I realized it was mayonnaise!
    To this day, I will eat just a teeny bit in a homemade egg salad sandwich but that's about it. Ron however, loves it as much as he loves peanut butter. I'm surprised he hasn't made himself a PB & Mayonnaise sandwich. I'm pinning this...for him. Who knows, I may surprise him one day and mix it up for his next sandwich :)

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  5. Honestly, I can't believe Alton Brown youd have you whisking your yolks and oil to make mayo... I've been making homemade mayo forever, but it's been many, many years since I used a whisk. You achieve the same creamy, silky texture with a stick blender, or even a normal blender. You just put all your ingredients, including about 1/4 of the oil, and blend away, while adding the rest of the oil in a slow, steady stream. Usually I use 1 whole egg, 1 tbsp wine vinegar, 1 tsp mustard, salt and pepper to taste and about 1/4 cup of olive oil. I start blending and then add up to 1 cup vegetable oil. You always, always end up with thick, creamy mayo in 2 minutes flat (and with your arms and patience intact). Have a go, use Alton's ingredients and just try the blender. Happy Sandwiches! :-)

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  6. My mouth is watering, I love mayonnaise, I have to try your recipe!!!

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