Many people new to eating whole foods are intimidated by making mayonnaise. I know I was. It's tricky business! So I thought I would share my attempt. This isn't the first time I've made mayo. I've tried a handful of times but I've only been successful once before.
First my very simple ingredients:
1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup extra light olive oil
I used extra light olive oil because I don't care for the taste of extra virgin. I know, I know, light olive oil is very processed but I don't want to spend the money on fancy oils until I know I've got the mayo making down. You can use any liquid fat you like. I've heard of using bacon grease. YUM! I've got to try that.
The first step is to put everything in a food processor except the oil.
Next I put the lid on and hit blend for about 5 seconds. If your food processor has more than one speed you need to do this on low. Mine is a cheapo so I only have one speed "on".
Next very slowly drizzle in the oil while continuing to blend. Once all the oil is added continue blending for another 5 seconds and voila! Perfect mayonnaise! Well sort of. This is what I got the first try:
As you can see it was very thin and runny but I had more time so I decided to give it another go.
This time I blended for about 10 seconds before I added the oil. I also made certain that it was blending while I added the oil. The first time I think I took my finger off the button and replaced it to start the processor a couple of seconds after I started pouring the oil. This is what I got the second try:
Success! A nice thick mayonnaise. Here is a picture of my first and second try next to each other so you can see the difference:
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