How to recover failed mayonaise

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Carolyn, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there is a mayo thread on here and I actually posted this on it; however it is multiple pages long so I thought I'd make it easy to find.

    On rare occasions when making homemade mayo it will fail and separate into an unusable mess. Rather than throw it out and start over and waste everything, fix it.

    Add an egg yolk, start beating it and slowly drizzle in some more oil. Mine fixed like magic.

    Also if you've ever wondered about doubling the recipe, I tripled it yesterday and it did great.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011
  2. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I made the mistake of picking up a jar of mayo at the grocery store the other day because I was feeling especially lazy and didn't feel like making some. We choked down about half the jar before I tossed it in the trash. It tasted like stale oil...gross!! I always triple my recipe to get a quart jar full. I've never had it not work... but then I use 6 egg yolks for 3 cups of oil. LOL it makes a very rich...totally yummy mayo. [​IMG]
     
  3. curvy karmii

    curvy karmii New Egg

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    Would you mind sharing your recipe please Betty?
     
  4. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure...here it is...I triple this recipe to get a quart of mayo.

    MAYONNAISE

    2 egg yolks
    1 tablespoon vinegar
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
    1 cup oil
    Salt to taste

    Put the egg yolks, vinegar, lemon juice and dry mustard in the food processor and whip it for a second or two to mix it up good. With the processor running drizzle the oil into the eggs in a very thin stream until all the oil is in. Add a pinch of salt and taste it to see if it needs more. Some people like to spice their Mayo up a bit with cayenne.

    Tip: They say that homemade mayo keeps 4 weeks in the refrigerator as long as only CLEAN utensils are dipped in it. I put a "due" date on my jar by marking a piece of masking tape, just in case but I’ve never had it last that long.
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I do like Betty does...fill up an entire jar when making mayo. I also like playing with different spices to change it up a bit. [​IMG] Good to know you can recover a "flopped" go at it, thanks for the info
     
  6. curvy karmii

    curvy karmii New Egg

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    Quote:Thank you!
     
  7. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your very welcome!!!
     

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