Mayonnaise is no different! According to Wikipedia, "Commercially made mayonnaise may contain sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, thickeners, emulsifiers, EDTA, flavor enhancers, and water." Ok, yuck.
1 Tbsp Mustard
1.5 tsp Lemon juice
1 Egg Yolk
As with most things, I'm sure there are many ways to do this. This is the recipe and method that I use, and it tastes wonderful.
We use organic sunflower oil because it's a very healthful oil with a mild flavor. Some people may use olive oil, which is completely fine, but I find the flavor to be overpowering. I also chose organic Dijon mustard for it's tangy flavor. With salt, always choose an unprocessed salt. True celtic sea salt will have specks of color. Any salt that is all white is NOT real salt.
It's very important here to choose pastured eggs, too, because they'll be raw. "Pastured" has replaced "Free Range" because the terms have been hijacked. "Free Range" now often means the chicken has a small fenced in area in which to "range" or walk around -- even if that area is only 3 feet by 3 feet. Be weary! Try to find a local farmer and taste the difference in pastured eggs -- which means that chicken is walking around in a pasture eating what God created it to eat! Only then does the chicken pass on the incredible health benefits in the egg AND it is safe to consume raw.
I'm sure there are other ways, as I said, but I recommend a food processor. Cuisinart makes a mini food processor, which is good if you're making a single batch. Because we double ours to make a pint at a time, I use my larger KitchenAid food processor.
Combine your lemon juice, eggs, salt, and mustard in the food processor.
Turn on the processor as you slowly drizzle in the oil. Most food processors will allow the oil to slowly drizzle in for you through one or more tiny holes in the lid.
Let it run for about 5 minutes.
It will be ready sooner than that, but my husband (the expert mayo maker in our house) has determined it gets nice and thick like store bought mayo if he lets it run a little longer.
Make a sandwich with your new mayonnaise.
No, really. That's it. :-)
Until next time,