Fool Proof Whole Egg Mayonnaise Recipe
When you being the journey into whole and wholesome foods, you find out right away that you need to take more things OUT of your recipes than you need to put in.
Whole Egg Mayonnaise is one of those things that you need just a few ingredients to make a surprisingly awesome batch of homemade.
Why would anyone want to make their own mayonnaise at home?
For one thing it’s simple and who doesn’t love simple. Most people are probably unaware of how easy it is to make things from scratch. Homemade means we are the ones that have control over the ingredients that go into our foods and our bodies. Many people are steering clear of soybean oil (read more here) and sugar and homemade mayo has neither.
Do you need special equipment to make homemade mayonnaise?
To make homemade mayonnaise you need either a regular blender or a hand-held immersion blender. Both work fine to create a rich and tasty bowl of mayo.
How Long Does Homemade Mayonnaise Last?
Homemade Mayonnaise should last about 1 week. Let mayonnaise sit for 15 minutes before putting in the fridge. Make sure to store in an airtight container. Don’t skip on any of the ingredients.
- The acetic acid in vinegar kills microbes and slows food spoilage.
- Lemon juice contains ascorbic acid which also slows food spoilage.
- Salt is also a natural preservative that has been used to prevent food spoilage for thousands of years.
Delicious and Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise.
- 1 egg
- 1 cup light olive oil
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard Dijon mustard or yellow mustard *optional
Make sure everything sits at room temperature for at least 30 minutes
Blend together the egg, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt for about 1 minute.
Keep blending and slowly add in the additional oil a few tablespoons at a time.
As the mixture starts to thicken you can drizzle more oil.
Once you have used all the oil and it's thick, stir in 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice and taste.
Add the other 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice if needed or additional salt.
Stir in a little mustard for flavor if desired.
If mayo becomes to thick stir in a little bit of milk.
Know your Egg!
As we know, not all eggs are created equal. When making your own fresh mayonnaise, find the freshest eggs possible from a trusted source or store. Look for words such as “free roaming” or “pastured eggs.” READ MORE ABOUT HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST EGGS!
Homemade whole egg mayonnaise is delicious on everything. Try this healthy mayonnaise in your salads, wraps and even on your turkey burgers!