Mayonnaise. Mayo. That creamy lusciousness we slather our sandwiches with and the stuff great aiolis are made from. For me, it is something that I cannot live without.
I just finished making my weekly batch of homemade mayonnaise and realized I didn’t have a standalone post on how ridiculously easy it is to whip up. If you’ve never tasted homemade mayo, oh man…I don’t think anything I say here can prepare you for the awesomeness that you will experience when you finally try it. It’s incredibly creamy, smooth, lavish. Nothing at all like the kind you buy at the store. Nothing. And with this technique using the immersion blender, it’s totally simple and kinda fool-proof. But, freak accidents happen. I know. I seem to be a magnet for those– don’t fret. I have harnessed the special juju necessary to save your mayo if it does happen to fall to hard times. Come with me, young grasshopper…
First, you will need provisions:
1 immersion blender
1 large, wide-mouth mason jar
2 large eggs, local fresh ones are the best
1/4 teaspoon Coleman’s ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar or rice vinegar (Today, I used rice vinegar and it blew my socks off)
Pinch black pepper
2 cups canola oil
Your mission, if you choose to accept it:
Crack the eggs into the mason jar, followed by everything else. Pour the canola oil in last, gently. Grab your immersion blender. Stick it at the bottom of the mason jar, turn it on, and watch as it slowly starts to create the mayo right before your eyes, emulsifying the oil with the eggs. Slowly, make your way up along the sides and up to the top, incorporating the oil. You may not be able to get all of the oil at the top. That’s okay. At this point, turn off the immersion blender and finish mixing it with a spoon. I have discovered that the mayonnaise does not break this way. I know this may sound foreign, weird, unclear to those that have never made mayonnaise. And a bit scary, too. So, I made a video on how to make it:
I hope the video clarifies some things and shows you how dead simple it is to make mayonnaise! Years ago, I posted a method on making homemade using a food processor. That works splendidly too, but requires just a teeny bit more work. Find it here! If you come across any trouble or problems making mayonnaise, please leave me a note at the bottom and I’ll help you out. Peace and love, mayonnaise lovers.