Interestingly mayonnaise is really not that hard to make. In the honor of waste-not-want-not i do occasionally make my own mayo when i have the need to use an egg white or 2 for something else.
Recently a plan to spend a little bit of time in the kitchen took a turn to the if then else rabbit hole of hell…
Hubby comes into the house with a large bowl of potatoes from the garden. He was checking on where the squirrel had been digging and suddenly we have potatoes.
I start to wash and chop the potatoes and just as i am putting them in the pan I realize i don’t have any hard boiled eggs. Fine, let’s start a pan of those.
As the potato are just about done, i go to get my ingredients for the potato salad. I head to the pantry to get a jar of avocado mayo (love this stuff, and costco sells it) and to my horror… i don’t have a back up.
Choice 4 letter words are said, disappointment in myself for not having planned better and then a decision… go to the store or make my own. I don’t feel like leaving the house, so home made it is.
Recently our blender stopped working and i haven’t made my decision on which blender i want – this one or this one or maybe none. I have a ninja with a blender and food processor attachments but they are sub par for small amount of blending and chopping… and take a lot longer to complete their task than the noise and sharpness of blade would make you think.
Long story longer, i decide to use my cuisinart to make the mayo. (don’t judge, i love to cook, so i have a lot of tools and appliances) What that means for you? Whatever tool(s) you have, it will work!
Verdict: It’s a relatively quick and easy way to have mayonnaise and have less unknows and preservatives in it.
Definitely do not use flavored olive oil, it makes it taste a little weird. EVOO or olive oil both work!
Pro tip: if you have something that will have mayonnaise in it, try and make it in the same blender to get all the good bits!