“Deliciously Easy Homemade Mayonnaise and 3 Flavorful Recipes”

By: MRT Desk

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Mayonnaise Reigns Supreme in the Kitchen

Mayonnaise is an integral ingredient that we cannot do without in many common recipes and dishes. It’s hard to imagine having a sandwich without mayonnaise, or a Russian salad, or even Tacos Gobernador without that special homemade chipotle mayonnaise sauce.

Making Homemade Mayonnaise is So Worth It

Although many people tend to buy the convenient ready-made products from the supermarket, they miss out on the taste and texture that come with homemade mayonnaise. The latter is made using simple ingredients like oil, lemon, vinegar, and an egg. Preparing it at home is not at all difficult and can be a great experience for those who love experimenting with flavors and textures in the kitchen. What’s more, homemade mayonnaise far exceeds the taste of any store-bought brand.

The Science of Making Mayonnaise

The chemistry and alchemy behind making mayonnaise are amazing and fascinating. To make delicious mayonnaise, we need to understand the chemical bases that are involved. This dressing is an almost miraculous emulsion of oil and water (or vinegar or lemon), which are naturally incompatible due to their different molecular properties. To make them mix, we need an emulsifier. In the mayonnaise recipe, this role is played by the egg yolk because it contains phospholipids, which have a polar part that attracts water molecules and a nonpolar part that attracts oil molecules.

How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

Today, we will teach you everything you need to know to prepare a delicious homemade mayonnaise. We will use natural ingredients without any artificial preservatives. Furthermore, we’ll share three recipes for flavored mayonnaise to give your favorite dishes an extra touch. Keep reading and learn how to prepare the best homemade mayonnaise!

Ingredients:

– 1 egg yolk
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
– 1 cup vegetable oil

Procedure:

1. Crack the egg into a separate container and ensure no shell remains.
2. Transfer the egg to the blender glass, add the salt, vinegar or lemon juice, and only half of the oil.
3. Add the oil slowly, preferably in a trickle, while beating on low power with the mixer in the bottom of the mixing bowl.
4. Do not move or activate the mixer until the mixture is smooth and emulsified.
5. Once emulsified, add the rest of the oil and beat it while lifting and moving in an enveloping movement until the desired texture is achieved.
6. Serve and enjoy your delicious homemade mayonnaise.

What to Do If Your Mayonnaise Cuts?

It is unlikely that the mayonnaise will cut if we follow the technique that we have explained. However, should this happen, fixing a broken mayonnaise is easy and possible. We need to introduce an egg yolk into the blender glass and add a couple of tablespoons of the chopped mayonnaise. Beat the mixture as if making the mayonnaise from scratch until it emulsifies. Then gradually add the rest of the chopped mayonnaise and keep beating until just set.

Three Flavored Mayonnaise Recipes to Enjoy in Different Dishes

Herb Mayonnaise

Perfect for dressing salads or as a dip for vegetables.

Ingredients:

– 1 cup homemade mayonnaise
– 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, cilantro, dill, tarragon)
– 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
– Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until the herbs are well distributed.

Chipotle Mayonnaise

Serve as a topping for tacos, burgers, or as a dip for fries.

Ingredients:

– 1 cup homemade mayonnaise
– 1-2 canned chipotle adobo sauce, finely chopped
– 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
– Salt to taste

Method:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until the chipotle is well distributed.

Lemon Garlic Mayonnaise

Serve as a dressing for grilled chicken, fish, or as a sauce for seafood.

Ingredients:

– 1 cup homemade mayonnaise
– 2 finely minced garlic cloves
– 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
– Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until the garlic and lemon are well distributed.

How Long Does Homemade Mayonnaise Last?

Homemade mayonnaise can be kept in the refrigerator in a closed container. However, it’s best to consume it within a maximum period of two days since it’s not advisable to store foods with raw eggs for an extended period. Even if the mayonnaise seems okay and doesn’t smell bad, it’s best to throw it away after two days.

Final Thoughts

Once you’ve mastered the technique of making homemade mayonnaise, be sure to check out our YouTube channel where we have a new recipe for you every week. There’s nothing quite like that special homemade touch to make your favorite dishes even more delicious!

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