Super Quick and Easy Mayonnaise

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Introduction: Super Quick and Easy Mayonnaise

This is probably one of the simplest recipes I've ever made, and am blown away by how well it stacks up against more traditional recipes that require a year of whisking and a possible split at the end.

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Step 1: Throw Your Ingredients Into a Jar

All you need is:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 500ml oil (preferably not a strong tasting oil)
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard (optional extra but I like my mayo mustardy)
  • Smoked salt (or normal salt if you prefer, but I used applewood smoked salt and it's worth the effort)

Step 2: Blend

Using a stick blender, blend from the bottom of the jar upwards.

Once everything is blended through you have your mayonnaise. No hassles, no whisking, and you can make it fresh in under a minute.

Enjoy.

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    14 Discussions

    Hey man, awesome 'ible. I'm sure the future will see me making a lot more of this.

    Ran into a problem, though. I tried to make it and instead produced an oily, liquid substance that wasn't the right consistency at all. I don't know why. Would incorrect beating cause this kind of effect, or perhaps inadequate amounts of vinegar? The only other thing I can think of is that I used roughly 3/4 canola oil and 1/4 olive oil. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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    lbresler
    lbresler

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, that's interesting. It could be too little vinegar,or even if you try blend it without a hand blender. Those are the most likely causes.

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    Holy_Man_Zahn

    The inside of an egg is a sterile environment, most of the contamination comes from the shell. As long as you wash your eggs first you should be ok.

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    ejk00
    ejk00

    5 years ago

    I make homemade mayo sometimes, and I like your recipe. I'm going to have to try it. One suggestion: try line juice instead of vinegar or lemon juice. Gives a great tang!

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    lbresler
    lbresler

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks! will definitely try that next time.

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    tj-86
    tj-86

    5 years ago

    Please tell me what that toaster is in the end of the video!!!!

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    lbresler
    lbresler

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I'm not sure the make but I bought it a few years ago at a 2nd hand store. It's pretty awesome... as long as you remember to turn your toast in time!

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    seamster
    seamster

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! Does homemade mayo like this tend to separate over time? I've never had anything but store-bought stuff.

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    SparkySolar
    SparkySolar

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I have made mayonnaise like thous for years. Mine has never separated. I keep it for 1 week in fridge, usually its gone way before then

    Rima/Sparky

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    lbresler
    lbresler

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! Honestly, it's never lasted long enough for me to find out... I think the longest was about 3 weeks before we ate it. It really shouldn't separate unless you leave it for months.

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    mnmama
    mnmama

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Pasteurized eggs are available everywhere too, that would be safe for everyone. I use them to make fresh, uncooked eggnog for the holidays. No reason you couldn't use them here. I like the idea of smoked salt. Will have to try and find some.

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    jcannizzo
    jcannizzo

    5 years ago

    The raw egg isn't a concern? I've never made mayo from scratch so I'm just a little reluctant because the egg isn't cooked obviously. Does the vinegar chemically "cook" the egg?

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    pecker
    pecker

    Reply 5 years ago

    I've been making ice-cream for years with raw eggs following Ben and gerrys recipe book. I'm still alive. Probably not okay for pregnant women or people susceptible to stomach upsets though, perhaps. Definitely going to give this recipe a try.

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    Taimur
    Taimur

    5 years ago

    Quite nice way only time I heard about was from a chef, he does is Mayo in the same way but in much bigger proportion. important hint the container should be around the same size of the hand blender