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 “Crockpot Chicken Tacos”

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    Lee — August 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for posting the taco seasoning recipe. My husband and I make tacos all the time and were always buying those silly packets. Turns out we have all of the spices we need in our cupboard already! Looking forward to trying it!

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    Libby Murphy — August 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Great idea. I tend to use the slow cooker more in cooler months, don’t know why, but I think I’ll try this – sure looks good.
    Happy Twirls

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    Jen — August 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    A lot of people say that Libby, but I would argue that it’s even better in the summer because it doesn’t heat up your kitchen to cook dinner. We use ours about once a week.

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    Ingrid — August 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Oh, man! That does look fantastic! I’m gonna give it a try as you were spot on with the 40clove garlic crockpot recipe!
    ~ingrid

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    Ingrid — August 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Oops, congrats & good luck to your hubby!
    ~ingrid

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    Ellie — August 5, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Yum – everything is better when you make it yourself – even taco seasoning!

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    nutmegnanny — August 5, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I love crockpot cooking!

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    Jigginjessica — August 6, 2009 at 1:27 am

    This sounds really great! I am going to be using my crock pot a lot more as I get deeper into nursing school.

    Also, did you get your new lens? That first picture is really great 🙂

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