Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tasty Tuesday


        Have you ever thought about making your own condiments? I have made my own ketchup many years ago thanks to a huge bounty of tomatoes but I have yet to make homemade mayonnaise, until today.  I'm grilling hamburgers and corn on the cob for dinner tonight and I thought some homemade mayo just might be in order, plus I'm low on mayo.  Searching the internet for recipes lead me to think I could combine a couple of the best of the best and make my own with what I had on hand. So, here goes. Be warned first, you will have to have a strong wrist for all the whisking involved but what a little thrill to see it all coming together and resembling a gourmet spread and it has to be better for us, being homemade.

Creamy Homemade Mayonnaise

1 t. dry mustard ( or the real stuff if not on hand)
3/4 t. sugar
2 egg yolks (give your dog the whites, he'll love you!)
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup oil ( I only use olive or canola)
1 t. salt
dash of pepper to taste

Mix together the mustard, sugar and salt. Add egg yolks and half of the lemon juice and whisk hard for about a minute or two. Add oil by the dropfuls, whisking all the time. Keep adding the oil slowly so it blends in well. As the mixture thickens, add the other half of the lemon juice and dash of pepper, keep whisking until all oil has been blended in well. Spoon into a clean jar or bowl and refrigerate till ready to serve. Can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

     Now, aren't you glad you stopped by today, now you can wow your guests or family with homemade mayonnaise and if you'd like to get real fancy, flavor it up by adding in crushed garlic or your favorite herbs to make a real tasty spread suitable for any burger or sandwich you create. My next batch will be garlic mayo, yum! Just two more days to entered in my giveaway so check it out below and don't forget to serve up this homemade mayo this weekend! Enjoy!

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