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Old 08-06-2008, 01:26 PM   #1
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Homemade mayo

I always read how superior it is to store bought mayo and finally made it last last week. I actually prefer store bought mayo. I don't think I did anything wrong in making it as I looked at a couple of recipes to determine the ratio of oil,eggs and lemon juice but it just tasted a bit too oily to me and not "tangy" enough. Maybe it's an acquired taste ?

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Old 08-06-2008, 02:03 PM   #2
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i made that when i was a kiddo & we didn't have jarred mayo left. we also made it at school as 'aoili'. both were less fluffy. aioli was tangy enough.
i liked them.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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I always read how superior it is to store bought mayo and finally made it last last week. I actually prefer store bought mayo. I don't think I did anything wrong in making it as I looked at a couple of recipes to determine the ratio of oil,eggs and lemon juice but it just tasted a bit too oily to me and not "tangy" enough. Maybe it's an acquired taste ?

It would be near impossible to duplicae the texture of store bought mayo.

You certainly can experiment with the flavorings you use to get the tang and to add other flavors. If you're trying to duplicte Hellmann's or Kraft or whatever, you are doomed to fail. Just try to make a mayo that you like the flavor of.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:55 PM   #4
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I've been meaning to make homemade mayo...
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:54 PM   #5
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Or maybe you haven't found the right recipe yet. There are some less oily recipes out there.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:51 AM   #6
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did you start with a littel mustard?

I like homemade mayo but in culinary school having 20+ people all make it and tasting all the different ones you would be surprised at the taste differences, texture and colors between everyone.
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:06 PM   #7
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We tried making it a couple of times as well and didn't like it. Every so often I try again with a different recipe, figuring eventually I will find one I like. But I think I started with the assumption that I would never be able to duplicate the store stuff and just needed to find a flavor I liked.
I think we did the same with salad dressing (miracle whip), and actually did find one we liked but lost it after we moved, LOL. We did it for the same reason we make homemade ice cream and bread, not that it is cost effective but that we cut out some of the chemicals and it gets the kids involved in making food and cooking. They like it when they get to help out and make something everyone can eat.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:51 PM   #8
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I made homemade mayo for the first time last night. I was wanting to make potato salad, but it turned out that we didn't have any mayo. My first thought was "oh well, I guess there won't be any potato salad." Then I remembered that I had wanted to try making homemade mayo for quite a while and just never had anything to use it on. So, I found a recipe and gave it a try.

I was amazed at how easy it is to make. I think I'm going to make it more often. Do most of you whisk by hand or use a mixer?
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:22 PM   #9
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I use a mixer, sometimes an immersion blender, since my old arm doesn't move as efficiently anymore.

I love making my own condiments. At first I did it to cut back on salt and other additives, but then the taste got to me and there's no going back, even if somebody says it might be more expensive than grabbing off the store shelf.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:18 AM   #10
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I love home made mayo and make it quite often, some times I spike it with fresh dill weed um-o
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