Monday, August 29, 2011

Quick and Easy Homemade Mayonnaise with Olive Oil

Quick and Easy Homemade Mayonnaise with Olive Oil recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
I've wanted to try making mayonnaise for a while now, but I've been intimidated by it. That is, until I ran across a post here that described a one jar method for making mayonnaise, there was a link to a video as well. It sounded ridiculously easy, so I gave it a try and it worked.

This mayonnaise has a distinct olive oil flavor, but we like it. I'll be honest here and just state that I prefer the taste of Hellman's mayo with a clear egg flavor, but this is a great tasting, healthy, preservative free substitute.

After seeing how incredibly easy this was, I am looking forward to trying some flavored varieties with different herbs and spices.

Quick and Easy Homemade Mayonnaise with Olive Oil recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


Quick and Easy Homemade Mayonnaise with Olive Oil
recipe adapted from In Jennie's Kitchen
 (printable recipe)

2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon smooth dijon mustard
3/4 cup light flavor olive oil

In a wide mouthed mason jar or comparably sized container, add the ingredients in the order listed above. Let it set for a moment to make sure the egg yolk is settled at the bottom.

Place an immersion blender fully at the bottom of the container and start slowly pulsing the mixture. Within a few seconds, you will see mayonnaise start to form at the bottom of the jar. Slowly move the blender up and down to finish forming the mayonnaise. The whole process should take no more than a minute.

Scrape the sides of the jar and cover with a lid. Place in the refrigerator and use within one week.

Quick and Easy Homemade Mayonnaise with Olive Oil recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

24 comments:

  1. I do not know why people buy mayonaise.It si simple to meke(as you showed) and taste is milion times btter

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  2. I just recently made homemade mayo too out of olive oil... except I wasn't paying attention and graved the extra virgin olive oil. It was a bit odd eating mayo that had that much flavor to it!! lol

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  3. Nice post - I too want to try my hand at this but for some reason, am intimidated. I think it is the eggs :) LOL - that and the fect that I don't think we'd use it up in a week either.

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  4. Mary this is lovely, thank you so much you have inspired me to make my mayo at home. I always want to but somehow end up buying it, Sometime I take easy route bad me...
    Your Mayo looks perfect.

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  5. I love Hellmans too but I want something preservative free. I wonder if canola oil would help on the taste end of things.

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  6. Canola oil would definitely taste more like Hellmans. If I recall correctly, Hellmans and Best Foods are both made with soybean and canola oils. (I couldn't swear to that though.)

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  7. Actually Hellmans and Best Foods are the same company (one east coast, one west coast).

    This looks like a lot of fun, I love olive oil so perhaps I would enjoy this. Gives me a great excuse to buy an immersion blender, and replace mine.

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  8. I need to start making my own mayo. I love the stuff and go trough bottles of it. I'm sure a homemade variety like yours is probably healthier too! No processed stuff!

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  9. I haven't tried making mayo but you make it look so easy! I do prefer fresh ingredients vs. prepacked foods with preservatives. I bet that would be good on a tomato sandwich! Yum - have a great week.

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  10. OK... this has been on my list to try forever, but I have fear of raw egg yolks... isn't there a danger of salmonella? Are there any tricks for making sure the egg yolks are safe?

    And... what on earth is an "immersion blender"?

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  11. I definitely want to give this a try and I really appreciate you being honest with your evaluation. It helps when I consider making it and what flavor profile I want to use this mayo for.

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  12. I've also wanted to give my hand at making some. I will have to try now! Thank you for sharing. I hope you are having a blessed and beautiful day!

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  13. This looks awesome. I watched my brother make mayonnaise in front of me the other day to go with fish he was baking (he's amazing in the kitchen). I keep meaning to do it, I think I'd feel better about mayo in general if I saw what goes in to it as oppose to just the goop that comes out of the jar you buy.

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  14. I've always wanted to make mayonnaise too! I just don't think I could use it up within a week....or actually I could and that would be scary. :) Maybe I'll make it when I need a bunch of it for a recipe!

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  15. I haven't ever made my own mayo. I don't use vinegar so the lemon juice would be great for me.

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  16. Nice! I've never made homemade mayo.

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  17. My mom used to make homemade mayonnaise, and I hadn't thought of it in a while. Your version looks delicious!

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  18. What a great idea. I would have never thought of making homemade mayonnaise.

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  19. I love Hellman's too, but this sounds great. It would be great as an Aioli or to make salad dressing...Plus it's fun to say that you made your own mayonnaise:-).

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  20. I feel like making mayo is something that everyone should do once. Just to say they did. Great job!

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  21. I have been tempted to try mayo, but we're a Hellman's house too! Now I think I will give it a whirl!

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  22. I don't know why but my mayo doesn't really turn white, it's a deeper yellow instead, or maybe it's because I used evoo-- too strong olive flavour so I'd use sth else next time, but I like it still, just maybe not as mayo, more like an aioli.

    Oh btw i just tagged you in this fun recap post thing, where you choose your top 7 posts so your readers (including me!) can get the chance to catch up on great posts that we've missed! hope you can play along (:

    http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/08/seven-posts.html

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  23. Funny, I make hollandaise and bearnaise sauces from scratch often but have never tried making my own mayo. I'll gave to give it a shot.

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  24. Yes I like Hellmann's as well. I am not a fan of olive oil in mayo, and I will keep trying for other oils that are better for you without such a strong flavor.

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