A DIY life: Homemade Mayonnaise recipe – Healthy for you
You can easily make Mayonnaise at home that is both easy, healthy & a boost to your immune system, all while avoiding toxins & other junk in store-bought Mayo.
I have several versions of Mayonnaise we just love, but they all have 1 thing in common, what’s that you ask? That we slightly cook the egg over boiling water to kill any germs & bacteria if we must buy store-bought eggs. If we use our fresh eggs from our free range chickens I may or may not do this step, so you can decide for yourself, but use good judgment.
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How to mix & cook the egg for mayo
If you have a double boiler just use it, add water in the bottom around half full bring to a slight boil using medium heat (depending on your stove).
Once it starts to boil reduce the heat to low & add the amount of eggs called for in the recipe to the top of the double boiler. (for each egg added add about a 1 to 2 tsp. of water, some also prefer to only use the yolks, or just use the egg whites, find out what works best for you, we usually use the whole egg)
Cook the egg while constantly whipping it with the whisk for 2 to 3 minutes or until the egg thickens & begins to have little bubbles around the edges.
For some this is when they stop mixing over hot water & then they use a food processor, blender or hand mixer & they do the rest of the mayo without heat, so try it both ways & see what you like best. I prefer to only cook the egg then mix the rest of the way not over the water.
Now use a whisk or hand mixer & mix in your choice of liquid (lemon juice or Apple cider vinegar) & add the natural salt of choice & cook while constantly mixing until the liquid is completely incorporated (about 25 to 30 seconds). Remove the from the heat & continue mixing.
Now slowly add the oil a tbsp. at a time mixing in each tbsp. in before adding the next one. Keep doing this until around half the oil has been added & the mixture has thickened to a consistency of like cream. Now you can add any optional ingredients & the rest & not mix for a few minutes then mix in the remaining oil a tbsp. at a time again, until all of it has been added to your mixture (if recipe calls for more liquid mix it in now) If it is to think some add up to 4 tsp. of boiling water at this point continuing to mix.
If you do not have a double boiler use a saucepan with water in it with a small stainless mixing bowl or other heat-resistant bowl, just make sure you keep the bowl suspended just above the water not touching the water. this is the method I use & it works very well. follow the rest of the above info.
Mayo can be used right away, keep chilled, Mason jars/Canning jars make perfect containers for mayo, or use a leftover mayo jar.
Mayo is good for about a week, some mix in colloidal silver during the process to help the mayo last longer, I have not tried that yet.
For the desired consistency you prefer play around with the amount of liquid, egg, oil ratio, you may not like same consistency that we like.
It is Mayo time!
For oils used in Mayo the one I personally have found that work the best are Virgin coconut oil, Real Olive oil, Palm oil, Palm Shortening, Sesame oil, Avocado oil or any other unrefined oil of your choice. You can use just 1 oil of choice or a combo of oils of choice, so in my recipes I say just room temp oil. For the Apple Cider vinegar I prefer Bragg or coconut water vinegar, Balsamic vinegar or another vinegar, You can also use fresh squeezed lemon juice (or Lime juice) or Lemon juice concentrate or a mixture of vinegar & juice for these recipes. I also can not stress enough to only use natural unrefined salt such as pink Himalayan salt & organic spices when needed.
To make mayo without cooking the egg check out this article
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Mayo recipe #1 (main recipe #1)
1 whole egg (or 2 egg whites or 2 egg yolks)
1 cup room temp oil or oil combo of choice
1 tbsp. Lemon juice
1 tsp. vinegar
a pinch or 2 of natural salt
Mix as suggested above.
Mayo recipe #2 (main recipe #2)
1 egg white or yoke
2 tbsp. of vinegar or lemon juice or combo
a pinch or 2 of natural salt
Mix as suggested
Mayo recipe #3
Options to add to recipe #1 or #2:
1/2 to 1 tsp. (or more) of black pepper
several cloves of fresh chopped garlic
1/2 to 1 tsp. (or more) of garlic powder &/or onion powder
1/2 to 1 tsp. (or more) of Parsley flakes
1/2 to 1 tsp. (or more) of Turmeric & or ground Cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 pinches natural sugar
Any other herbs & spices fresh or dried that you want to try
Our favorite combo:
We like to make recipe #1 using half coconut oil & 1/2 palm shortening, Pink Himalayan salt Bragg vinegar & lemon juice & add 1 tsp. black pepper.
To use your Mayonnaise:
You can now use your mayo just like the mayo you buy in the store, it is even great in mashed potatoes & on baked potatoes.
You can use your homemade mayo in your homemade ranch dressing too (recipe here)
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- Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label Coconut oil. (click link for ordering info)
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