There are so many commercially produced products of which you could make at home, healthier and better. That doesn’t mean we always should. In the case of mayonnaise, I think it’s better to just leave it out of our diet altogether. I do however think it’s great to be self-sufficient and try to make things we may have thought we could only buy. Also, sometimes there is that delicious potato salad we want to try, and homemade mayo is the perfect solution for that!
We had some leftover rolls that I made from Easter Dinner, which my kids LOVE! We made some ham sandwiches with the leftover rolls, with some homemade mayo for the spread. The kids brought these to eat on the way to Nate’s soccer game last night.
- 2 egg yolks (which is perfect because I eat a lot of egg whites!)
- 1 tsp. ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. white vinegar
Mix with a hand mixer all ingredients above until mixture is somewhat thick. Then begin adding slowly (drop by drop)
- 1 Cup to 1 1/2 Cup canola oil (for mild flavor), or Olive oil for an olive oil flavor
Mix for about 5-10 minutes as you add the oil. It will be thick like pudding (or like mayo I guess..lol)
Total prep time: 10 minutes
This mayo will only last about a week in the fridge.
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Have you ever tried homemade mayo before?