Mayonaise is used in so many dishes.
Last night I was cooking for my troops and I ran out of mayonaise.
Luckily from our time living overseas when getting simple foods like mayonaise was a luxury I learned how to make it.
In my ” pampered” American life I haven’t bothered to make it in a while but last night I did.
I forgot how easy it is!
Even better how much money you save by making it on your own!
And!!!! It tastes really good!
All you need for one quart of mayo is:
– 5 Large egg yolks
– 6 teaspoons of lemon juice
– 3 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
– 2 tablespoons of sugar
– 1 tablespoon of salt
Mix for a few seconds and let sit for a minute.
(The acid will pickle any germ or bacteria in the egg yolk. Using raw eggs always carries a slight risk of bacteria, letting it pickle reducing this risk.)
Turn on the food processor and very slowly begin adding in the oil in a very thin stream.
When you have added in half the oil, pause to add in your sugar and spice.
Finish adding in the oil. Remember to continue to do so very slowly.
You did it!
Now transfer the mayonaise into a clean container and refrigerate.
It’s an easy way to save money and cut all the additives out of this kitchen staple.
This is gmom cooking up in the kitchen today wishing all you bloggers out there a happy day.