How to Make Mayonnaise from SCRATCH!
You read that right...mayo from scratch! I didn't know it could be done.
(I mean I knew it could be done, but I didn't know I could do it...) Then I ran across this book I've been raving about.
...and then I learned how to make my own mayo. It isn't nearly as hard as I thought and I LIKE it A LOT! So far I've only used it in potato salad, and it is one of my favorite (TOTALLY BAD FOR YOU) wonderful dishes.
Start with an egg (room temp!), 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp kosher salt and 1/2 tsp of regular old mustard.
Dump them all into the bottom of a blender or food processor.
If I were more enterprising, I would have made my own mustard from ground mustard as well, but that is for another day (coming soon actually!)
Use a lighter oil like vegetable or canola for a traditional Mayo. Experiment for more original versions.
Add in Tablespoons at a time until you've added around 1 cup and the mixture has gotten thick and looks like mayo! Like this!
|Chop some yellow or red skinned potatoes into fairly large chunks!|
Boil them until they are fork tender, drain in a colander and allow them to be cool enough to handle.
Add your favorite herbs and flavorings. I added dill, a bit more salt, parsley, sometimes lemon...whatever floats your potato salad boat!
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