I may never buy mayo at the store again! Plus since I'm making it at home, I can add different things to the mayo to flavor it (like I did for the mint mayo that I used for dinner last night - pictures and recipe to follow).
Stuff you're going to need:
A food processor - mine is a KitchenAid Chef's chopper, 3 cup food processor. Dinky, and only one speed but fits in the cupboard.
- 1 whole egg
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt - I used a little less because my doctor wants me to cut back on salt)
- 1 1/2 cups canola oil
Put the egg vinegar and salt into a food processor
Turn on the processor, and once the egg is mixed, slowly start pouring in the oil - this is the key part slowly - I mean really slooooowly. I use squeeze bottles in my kitchen for oils - I find it's easier than dragging out the whole bottle of oil when I'm cooking - they worked GREAT to regulate the flow of oil into the processor.
Keep running the processor until all the oil is incorporated - it will magically turn into mayo!!
Took all of two minutes...
For variations of the mayo, you can add herbs, garlic, lemon - all manner of good stuff!
For example, add a healthy handfull of fresh mint for a mint mayo. Great on a sandwich with chilled lamb!
Add grated horseradish and spread on a roast beef sandwich
Add lemon zest and smear it on multigrain with some smoked salmon
Add fresh rosemary and use it on a pulled pork sandwich
Use your imagination!