Homemade Mayo

There are some things I absolutely love about this time of year.

Cookouts with friends.
Being able to be outside without sweating from head to toe.
Tomatoes. Oh fresh tomatoes. Absolutely nothing beats a perfectly ripened tomato.

Hubby and I have been getting about 10 big tomatoes in our CSA for the past few weeks. It’s been amazing. We’ve been eating tomatoes in all sorts of salads, sandwiches, and just sliced and seasoned.

It was actually Hubby’s mom who encouraged me to make homemade mayo. She told me that it was really easy and really brightens a tomato sandwich. And boy was she right.

Now when I say making mayo is really easy, I’m not kidding. It takes about 2 minutes total. You put most of the ingredients in your food process or blender. Once everything has been whizzed around, you stream in a mixture of olive oil and canola oil while the food processor is still running. After about a minute, you have this:

Who knew mayo could be so pretty to look at… I used garlic olive oil to give my mayo a garlic kick. That’s one of the great things about making your own mayo. You can throw in flavored oils, or mix up the spices to your tastes.

I have been eating tomato, mayo, and lettuce sandwiches every day since I made this mayo. It pairs so well with the fresh tomatoes, I can’t imagine ever buying mayo again.

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Homemade Mayo

Yield: ~1 1/4 cups

Ingredients:

1 egg
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 scant cup canola oil

Directions:

Add the egg, dry mustard, salt, sugar, and vinegar or lemon juice to your food processor or blender. Process until completely mixed.

Turn on your food processor and slowly stream the oils into the food processor. Once all the oil has been added, process an extra 30 second.

Cover and store in the fridge.

Recipe from Joy of Cooking

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8 Responses to “Cilantro Chicken Burgers”

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    Jenny — March 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I’m planning to make these tonight! They sound so good!

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    Momma Bean — March 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I love anything with cilantro in it! Thanks!

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    Brisbane Baker — March 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    WOW, what a great combo! I will definitely be trying these some time soon!

    Check me out!

    http://www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

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    yumventures — March 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I love Cara’s blog too! These look delish, I love the drunken peppers too!

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    Cara — March 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Wow, the drunken peppers sound like such a nice touch! These could easily evolve into Cuervo & Carona burgers – catchy, right?!

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    Suzi — March 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    These look really yummy! You mentioned tequila but it doesn’t appear in the recipe… I definitely want to try these, but I need to know how much tequila to use because, well, not having tequila is not a problem in my house, haha!

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    Jen — March 28, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Suzi,

    The original recipe from Cara’s blog uses Tequila. I didn’t have any in the house, so the recipe I posted is the adaptation that I made instead. Click here to see Cara’s original version.

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    aimeeher — April 1, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I was just wondering if it mattered what type of oatmeal we used in the recipe. Instant, slow cooking?

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