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.