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Old 10-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #1
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What's your favorite way to make mayo?

Okay, since we have so many FRESH eggs, we have decided homemade mayo is the way to go. I like to use olive oil, lemon, a smidge of dry mustard and a wand to make it. What's your favorite oil to use, technique, for making homemade mayo (Miracle Whip lovers need not chime in:-).
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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I use the blender method, canola oil, lemon juice or vinegar, Guldens mustard, S&P.

I still use the Hellmann's most of the time because the fresh made mayo does not keep for very long. The fresh is much better tasting though and can be changed up in so many ways depending on the ingredients and herbs you have to work with.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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Thanks Aunt Bea. I'm looking forward to mixing up the flavors...does mayo freeze or will it separate?
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:36 PM   #4
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I've tried the blender method and it didn't work so well. I think the heat of the motor and the blade spinning cause issues for me. I think using a hand mixer is the safer approach. Personally I just whisk it by hand. For all the hate I give mayonnaise, it deserves to kick my rear end once in a while to even things out.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:38 PM   #5
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I have never attempted to freeze it but, my initial thought is that it would be a bad idea.

It only takes a few minutes to make up a batch fresh. I usually make it a day ahead because it thickens as it sits in the refrigerator and becomes more like the bottled kind.

I do not use the fresh mayo for picnics or for gatherings where the food may sit out for awhile. I really don't trust it but, that is just me. Actually the main reason I make it is to keep the commercial stuff out of the house when I am trying to diet, which is most of the time. I use much less if I have to make it. It is also quite a bit cheaper than good commercial mayonnaise.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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We use a lot of mayo--and, since we have FRESH eggs, one of the ways to use up the eggs is to make mayo...besides which, I LOVE homemade mayo. How long does the fresh keep?
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We use a lot of mayo--and, since we have FRESH eggs, one of the ways to use up the eggs is to make mayo...besides which, I LOVE homemade mayo. How long does the fresh keep?

I've been told ten days to two weeks but, I use it or pitch it in three days.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:07 PM   #8
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I don't make mayo often as some as I'm quite happy with Hellmann's in most cases. However, when I do, I use the blender method and STORE-BOUGHT eggs.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:24 PM   #9
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@AndyM--I'll take FRESH eggs over STORE-BOUGHT any day .
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:24 PM   #10
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Funny how you can't type fresh without capping it
Yes you have chickens and yes they lay eggs. I hope I wasn't this bad when my hens started laying
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