How To Make Real Healthy Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is a classic mother sauce that is in an emulsion.
Other emulsified sauces include Hollandaise and Bearnaise sauces.
In an emulsified sauce, the fat is suspended or emulsified in the egg product. Mayonnaise in the grocery store is not even close to the real mayonnaise.
Making real mayonnaise is an art.
When you make your own mayonnaise you do not have any chemical additives or sugars. It tastes better and although it is not low fat, frequently you use less mayonnaise on your bread or in the recipe because it has better flavor.
I use olive oil to give the mayonnaise a healthy cholesterol-reducing fat and a robust flavor. The oil you choose has a lot to do with the end flavor. Olive oil has a rich flavor, so if you would rather a no-olive flavored mayonnaise, then use any liquid vegetable oil.
Safflower or canola oil are good-for-you healthy oils with no added flavors. The amount of oil changes depending on the size of your eggs and the consistency desired.
Mayonnaise can be hand-whipped the old fashioned way or made using a food processor or blender.
Here Is How To Make Real Mayonnaise:
- Put the first 6 ingredients in a bowl or in your processor.
2 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1 Tbs. French style mustard
pinch of white or red pepper
pinch of salt
juice of lemon (or part of)
- Drizzle in your oil until desired consistency is achieved whisking or blending continuously.
2 cups olive oil
- Taste your mayonnaise. You might want to add a bit more lemon juice or salt. Also remember that real mayonnaise is art so be artistic and add other seasonings such as curry or tarragon or any other herb or spice.
Make Real Mayonnaise Is Art
Remember that there can be no exact science to making real mayonnaise.
Your tastes, types of oils, peppers, consistency desired as well as egg size will change the measurements. So get artistic and create your own healthy mayonnaise.
Now that you know how to make your own mayonnaise, you can have a chemical-free, no-added-sugar condiment that is a part of a naturally healthy diet.