April 28, 2009 § 2 Comments
Today I’m making mayonnaise, something I never thought of and don’t know why as it’s so easy and kind of fun to watch. It’s best to use a food processor or blender. I know some would say NEVER use a machine, but really, it’s so much easier and you might actually DO it…also this recipe uses raw eggs, so make sure to buy organic eggs. I’ve heard there’s such a thing as pasteurized eggs, but I have no idea how they taste…. I raise my own chickens and feed them organic grain and scraps and am always looking for a way to use up all those eggs.
This makes about 1 cup
1 egg 1/2 tsp. mustard 2 Tbls fresh lemon juice 1 c olive oil salt and pepper
Put egg, mustard, lemon juice and 1/4 c olive oil into food processor. Process or blend a few seconds and then with machine running, SLOWLY, drop by drop, add the remaining 3/4 c olive oil.(this should take 4 to 5 minutes) You’ll see it emulsify and turn a golden yellow. Add your salt and pepper to taste. Put in a wide mouth jar and refrigerate, it’ll keep about a week.
As with anything, you can add to this: A few peeled garlic cloves added to the ingredients, or some snipped fresh chives or other herbs.
This makes a great topping – spread on a piece of salmon or other fish before cooking.