Food/Cooking, Thrifty

Homemade Mayonnaise

I get excited over weird things I think.

I was out of mayonnaise this week and needed some for a sandwich I was making. I didn’t want to make a trip to the store.  I’ve known it’s possible to make your own mayonnaise but never tried it.  I knew it required eggs and oil, which I had so I went to my cookbook and looked it up and made some.  I was so excited to be able to whip up mayo within seconds, and it was really good!  I was also excited about how much money I could save and some flavor ideas.

All you do is put an egg into a blender or food processor.  Add a tablespoon or two or lemon juice or vinegar, salt & pepper, and spices and flavorings you’d like.  Whip that mixture up and then with the machine running, stream in your choice of oil.  I used canola oil because it’s what I had on hand.  It will take a good cup or two of oil.  Just keep whipping and streaming until it’s a consistency you like.  Taste it and add more seasoning if desired.

My batch made about a cup and a half.  I put it into a glass jam jar that I had washed and saved.  It’s only me, so I’ll always make a small batch so I’ll use it before it goes bad (the recipe said it will last 2 weeks refrigerated).  Next time around, I’ll try a batch with either horseradish or wasabi powder.

With mayonnaise getting so expensive at the store, I believe this can save some money and even if not, I think it tastes better.

~ Monica

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13 thoughts on “Homemade Mayonnaise”

  1. Hey, I make my veganaise for years now with sunflower oil. The recipe is similar to yours without the egg and using soy milk. Now the boyfriend has read a book and he says to me that we can’t use the sunflower oil anymore.
    Do you know any oils that you can recommend that doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg? (Pierre want avocado oil) Olive oil can’t be used for the veganaise says the recipe.
    I know you’re smart with your money, so I thought that you would be the perfect person to ask 🙂

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    1. When I can’t find a good deal on olive oil (my fave), I use plain old vegetable or canola oil and usually buy a big plastic bottle at Walmart for under $3. I don’t think they have any nutritional value is the thing, but when funds are short, I use what I can afford. Not sure this is a solution for you but I hope it helps. I’ll have to tell my daughter about your veganaise, since she recently went pescetarian.

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      1. I understand taking the funds into consideration. It’s the same over here 🙂
        For the veganaise you take 100 ml soy milk, add 1 tablespoon mustard and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, then measure 200 ml of your oil (not olive oil) and add that very slowly to the soymilk with a mixer/blender. You can add a pinch of salt. I use kala namak, which is a salt with the smell of eggs. And that’s it. Very simple and very good! If she likes it, she can try it out.

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