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Magic Mayo

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Magic because of how fast and easy this is; takes about 1 1/2 minutes to make in a wide mouth pint size mason jar. [or jar of your choice]

Because this mayo contains raw egg, I wouldn't feed it to someone in the immune compromised category, and I wouldn't make it with month-old eggs of questionable pedigree. Our eggs are raised in our backyard. Use your best judgement as to whether raw-egg mayonnaise is appropriate for you.

1 whole egg
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
juice of 1/2 a lemon
pinch salt
1 cup oil

Add all to a wide mouth mason jar. Let the oil rise to the top. Place immersion blender at bottom of jar and turn on. As the mayo emulsifies, slowly rise the immersion blender out of the jar and pulse a few times until the whole mixture is thick and creamy.

Keep refrigerated and use within 2 weeks. May be flavored by adding chopped herbs, spices, or citrus zest.

Oil Suggestions: sunflower oil, half sunflower, half olive oil' or bacon fat.

Some variations:

Garlic Mayonnaise.
Run the garlic through a garlic press first. Add as much garlic as you dare.
Be daring.

putting the horseradish through a food processor beforehand to make a puree will make a smoother batch, leave the mustard out of the recipe if you wish, plenty of kick without the mustard, a bit of garlic won't hurt a thing, spread on roast beef or ham sandwiches, you'll never go back to plain, drab, dull, boring old mayonnaise

Herb Mayonnaise
Add fresh or dried herbs of your choice to the mayo at blending time; more sweet, go with tarragon; more pungent, try oregano; be advised, fresh herbs in the mix reduce the shelf life of the mayonnaise to just a few days. if using fresh, adding the herbs at blending distributes the moisture, helping to prevent the mayo from separating dry herbs can be added any time

Southwest Mayo
Add some Cajun spices!
Basil, oregano, garlic, cayenne pepper, a dash of Tabasco or several dashes.
Try it on a sandwich wrap with fresh tortillas, lettuce, tomato, cheese, chicken, beef, avocado, maybe olives, roasted red pepper, tomatillo

Sesame Mayo
add a teaspoon or two of sesame oil to the blend. You don't need much.

Homemade Tartar Sauce: mayo + 1-2 T. minced onion + 1-2 T. relish + lemon juice + salt & pepper to taste

1000 Island Dressing: add ketchup and relish.

Ranch Dressing: Add some pureed onion when making the Garlic Mayo, then blend with buttermilk or sour cream (3 mayo to 1 buttermilk), chives, parsley and dill to make Ranch Dressing. Also wants to chill overnight.

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