I recently made an Instagram post on my first attempt to make mayonnaise and even though I thought it’s not going to come right, it wonderfully did. Here is a little post on how homemade mayonnaise can be made without a blender.
I was lazy to cook dinner and wanted to just have the seeded sourdough bread from Happy Healthy Me. Usually it is accompanied with just peanut butter, jam or eggs. There was just one egg left and I wanted to figure out how I can make it sufficient for a dinner for two. So I browsed through some mayo recipes but all where with an electric blender which barely took any time in preparation. I don’t have a blender, so I switched to recipes using whisks and combined tips from a couple of them in this recipe.
Since most of you showed interest in this one, I am writing is down asap. I have just made it once and it was a trial, and I am never a person who notices exact quantities. It is always a matter of instinct. So please feel free to experiment with this base recipe.
Why you need to try this recipe:
It came out absolutely delicious. Homemade mayo is far healthier and devoid of preservatives. It is much more luscious and tastier than store bought one.
1 Egg : I used free range egg
1 tea spoon Dijon Mustard paste (as per original recipe) : I detest the taste of mustard paste. Also I have never bought it. So I used miso paste for flavor. You can skip this step if you just need classic plain mayonnaise.
Pepper powder and salt for taste : if you add miso paste please skip the salt as miso is already quite salty.
Sunflower oil : Or any oil without any oil without a distinct flavor, like any vegetable oil or olive oil.
Citrus : Can be lemon or white vinegar. i used Apple cider vinegar for the extra flavor with a hint of sweetness.
Now to the recipe:
Eventhough the ingredients are simple and few, the preparation needs your full attention as it is very easy for this to go wrong and for the mayo to split.
But you can save a split mayo incase it happens. So let me know if that is the case and I shall tell you what to do.
Now, take a big round bowl. I used my beautiful blue ceramic bowl for this. Separate the yolk from the white of the egg and place it in the bowl. Combine it well using a hand whisk until it is slightly creamy. Now add some pepper, salt and vinegar. I used about a teaspoon of vinegar. if you use lime extract/ white vinegar please add it moderately in the beginning and adjust later based on taste. Whisk away until the mix is well combined. I always tilt the bowl and whisk it towards a side.
NEXT ONE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP:
Adding oil. Now you need to be really careful here. You will have the urge to just add it all at once or in higher quantities but NO, YOU SHOULDN’T.
Drop by drop add the oil, while whisking the mix. The oil(ironically) is what makes the mayonnaise thick. If you add it all at once, the oil will not get emulsified and will just split the watery mixture. So add it in very small amount when you start and whisk away. So I kept adding oil in thin drizzles in the beginning and whisked the mix for about 15-20 min. The mayo was still watery and didn’t look anything like a creamy mayo. Eventhough in the videos the amount of oil used was quite high, I was trying my best to make do with as less as possible. I almost gave up before I decided to add more and try a little longer. So here went a good quantity of oil and I whisked it quite rigorously for a min. And magically the mix started getting thicker and thicker. I whisked for another 5 min and the mayo turned glistening smooth and fell in slow ribbons on lifting the whisk.
You can add more lemon/salt/pepper at this point to balance the flavor.
I made a salsa with tomato, onions, kale and lime juice to go as topping. Toasted the bread, spread the mayo on it and topped it off with the salsa and scrambled egg white. Quite tasty, I should say. Do keep this refrigerated and consume within a week.
Do try it and let me know if you liked it. Also a shout out to Happy Healthy Me . Everything for this meal is organic produce bought from this store.