Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Just Like the Real Thing

Ok, so I've been trying to eat healthier (ok maybe not healthier but better so I can get rid of this baby weight) and this morning I decided to have an egg white omelet.  It was perfect and thanks to Kate my omelet didn't fall apart like it usually does.  I wish I had taken a picture. 

Anyway, I searched for something to do with my leftover yolks and came across homemade mayonnaise.  Perfect!  I decided since I made my first near perfect omelet today, I would also try to make mayo for the first time.  I don't use mayo much except for in recipes.  However, Taylor LOVES mayonnaise, but he is very very picky about it.  He said it tasted just like the "real thing," but was a tad too acidic for him.  I thought it called for a lot of lemon juice, but I went straight by the recipe.  Next time I'll probably only use 2 tbsp of lemon juice instead of 3.

Homemade Mayonnaise

2 egg yolks
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of white pepper (I used black pepper since I didn't have white)
1 cup oil (I used vegetable oil)  

Whisk everything but the oil together until it is combined and smooth.  Then add the oil a drop at a time while whisking.  Ok, I tried really hard to whisk this by hand.  My arm about fell off!!  I ended up throwing it in the blender, and presto!  I had mayonnaise!

Homemade mayo will last in the fridge about a week.  This was plenty for us, but if you use a lot of mayo in one week you may want to double the recipe.


deLa said...

when i tried to make an egg white omelet, the whites STUCK to my non stick pan!!!! and burnt!!!

That Girl said...

Yay for perfect omelets! I don't know why they give such a feeling of satisfaction, but it really makes you feel like you've done something special.

Nicole said...

Oh fun! Sounds good. I am all about the mayonnaise. You will have to try mixing in some herbs next time too. It is gooooood. Or garlic and turn it into aioli!