Mayonnaise: Confidential

Kelly hates mayonnaise. That is, she thinks she does. She claims she's never tried it. Apparently, even the sight of it makes her retch somewhat, which is why my trusty jar of Best Foods often ends up at the back of the refrigerator. Since she was going to be out of the house this morning, I figured it would be a perfect time to try this recipe. Since my success with hollandaise, I've been dreaming of making fresh mayo. I've been pretty obsessed with the idea for the last few days, actually. 

It turned out perfectly in my opinion, thanks to Julia Child's "Top Secret" method of ensuring proper temperature by whisking over a bowl of hot water. I used fresh squeezed lemon juice instead of vinegar, and pure canola oil. I think next time I'll try olive oil to see what happens.

Emulsions are pretty cool. I had a lot of fun making this, even though my arm got worn out pretty fast.

I quickly realized that I did not have anything to eat it on, so I just had to make a good egg & bacon sandwich. Oh, darn.

This either looks creamy and delicious or totally disgusting depending on how you feel about mayo.

Bacon! makes it even better.

I think my next quest will be ranch dressing or dip from scratch using this mayo. Happy chow time!



mark jondahl said...

That looks beautiful, Bryan. Since when have you been a food blogger? I am impressed!


Sheryl Parsons said...

That's my son! I love making mayo from scratch, but I use the blender. Just think of the muscles you will build up.....lol. So does Kelly eat Miracle Whip?

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