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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

homemade mayo

Homemade Mayo
Homemad Mayo

i like mayo. there. i said it. it's a controversial condiment that sparks either absolute adoration (of which i am an ardent team member) or pure disgust (of which dw feels every and anytime the stuff is around). to be fair, he does not cringe away from foods that might have a slathering of it, like say, banh mi thit but he does clearly state "no mayo" when ordering a simple sandwich.

we don't have the stuff at home. we have all sorts of condiments: a few varieties of mustard, hot sauce, two kinds of fish sauce, even stinky tofu. is that weird? not having mayo, i mean? i thought so. it was a situation that, despite my severe cold over the weekend, and the fact that i wasn't planning on eating sandwiches anytime in the near future, had to be remedied. i recall making homemade mayo when i was younger, back when i still lived at home and the seeds of being a domestic goddess were planted. it was not hard. it is not hard. for this latest attempt i used only organic products, for optimal freshness and safety.

*consuming raw products may be dangerous, please use the freshest/best/organic ingredients possible. i feel compelled to jot that down, in case anyone tries this & ends up with explosive trots, or worse.

Homemade Mayo

7 comments:

  1. You and dw are opposite of Vijay and I. I don't like the stuff and he goes 'extra mayo' on everything. Love your herbed version. Unfortunately we don't eat in often enough to warrant homemade - doesn't keep long right?

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  2. Why is mayo so divisive, now that you mention it? So weird -- but I've definitely long been anti-mayo, and for really no good reason. (Except I guess that I'm so pro mustard, and I hate to split loyalties. Ha!)

    Homemade may sounds awesome. I would totally mix some dill in there, too.

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  3. J'adore mayo. But since I've cut back on my mayo consumption it would make me cry to have a batch of lovely homemade mayo go to waste. All the same, I'm going to tuck this recipe away. I have a feeling one day I will get the itch to make it from scratch.

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  4. this is pretty awesome!

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  5. We love all condiments at our house. I always buy Best Foods mayo which is about 20% fat free. We eat a lot if it so I am conscious of the fact that being generous with it might not be so good.

    Your recipe sounds lovely, do you think you will get through a cup by yourself in a week or so? I know I could. I would just need to make potato salad once or twice.

    I have never attempted making mayo, but failed at hollandaise sauce once. It took me 10 eggs to fix my error. I never attempted it again after that!

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  6. We love all condiments at our house. I always buy Best Foods mayo which is about 20% fat free. We eat a lot if it so I am conscious of the fact that being generous with it might not be so good.

    Your recipe sounds lovely, do you think you will get through a cup by yourself in a week or so? I know I could. I would just need to make potato salad once or twice.

    I have never attempted making mayo, but failed at hollandaise sauce once. It took me 10 eggs to fix my error. I never attempted it again after that!

    P.S. I can't seem to post comments unless it's anon...genie@bunnyeatsdesign

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  7. pickyin, it keeps for a week tho i would dare stretch it to two weeks.

    meister, i think for some people it's the texture and for the others who know of the ingredients, they get turned off. tho dw claims it's the raw egg + oil thing, he eats raw cake/cookie batter, which GROSSES ME OUT. dill sounds great with this.

    wendi, i rarely consume mayo so all last week i found ways to use it up before it went to waste. now i will go back to being mayo-less, until the urge strikes again.

    anonymous, thank you!

    genie, yes going thru a cup is no biggie to me. salads, sandwiches. i've never attempted hollandaise sauce before, it sounds way too challenging!

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