Here comes another one for our basics category, homemade Mayonnaise. Homemade Mayonnaise is a super versatile spread/dipping sauce that can be served with tons of dishes, my favorite is probably seafood, but hey you can do like the Dutch and serve it as a side for your fires too!
Now when you actually think of how mayo is made it makes you wonder how it was invented. I mean who was it that actually got the idea that “hey I’m gonna mix some oil and egg yolks together”, and then coming up with the idea that if you mix the oil in a tiny bit at a time and whisk it until you arm comes off, then it’s gonna be a totally different consistency. Now Cudos to the one wh did invent this, but also it must be a seriously strange creative mind behind it right?
As the text above leads you into it takes a bit of muscle power to make homemade Mayonnaise, and if you don’t have a machine to help you out I suggest you invite a friend over (don’t tell him what you’re up to). If you do have a mixer on your kitchen bench you should just go for it, so let’s get to it, shall we?
- standing mixer
- measure cup
- Air tight jars for storing
- 2 egg yolks
- 500 ml of oil
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 tbsp of dijon mustard
- 1 pinch of salt
- Start by mixing the Yolks with the mustard
- When it is well mixed together crank up the machine to full speed and start adding oil one teaspoon at the time.
- Stop and let it mix every 4th teaspoon.
- As soon as you get one deciliter mixed in you can start to pour in the oil. Now that being said, you need to pour in the smallest amount you can passably get (no spilling or big clunks here, just a hair-thin stream of oil)
- Continue like this until all the oil is mixed in.
- Finally add the lemon juice and the salt to taste.
The basic mayo can be mixed with tons of ingredients to create some exciting varieties. The once you see in the picture are beetroot and chili, saffron and garlic, dill and tarragon and of course plain basic homemade mayonnaise.
If you find some new exciting varieties, please let me know in the comments below.