Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: Made mayo! Kinda... page

  1. #1
    Kaylee99's Avatar
    Kaylee99 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    799

    Made mayo! Kinda...

    It LOOKS like mayo, it has the right consistency and color (more yellowish than Best Foods but close enough). The taste...well, it tastes like solid olive oil to me. Not exactly what I was expecting. Was olive oil the wrong type to use? Is there a flavorless oil that would work better?

    I realize getting Best Foods flavor is impossible, but can I get close to it?
    See what I'm up to: The Primal Gardener

  2. #2
    Meadow's Avatar
    Meadow is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    712
    My first mayo I did the same thing and did not like the flavor at all. With a few oil tests and adjustments I LOVE homemade mayo now....and I wasn't much of a mayo person in general before.

    Taste your oil before you make the mayo and find a flavor you like. I did find a trick from Everyday Paleo where she mentioned buying regular olive oil for mayo, NOT extra virgin (I had to hunt around actually for it). You might have to try a couple brands until you find one you like. If you still think it is too overpowering flavor wise, you can cut the olive oil by 25-50% with something more neutral in flavor, like walnut or avocado oil (pricey...but no flavor).

    The great thing about the non extra virgin olive oil, suddenly making homemade mayo for me became an inexpensive option.

    Here is a link to everyday paleo's post...her recipe has been by far the easiest and most consistent for me (I half the recipe, its all we can use in a week usually).

  3. #3
    Kaylee99's Avatar
    Kaylee99 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    799
    Hi Meadow!

    Were you able to rescue the first batch somehow? I've added vinegar and a bunch of herbs but it still has an olive bite to it. Not sure if it can be saved but it looks so perfect! (After all the other batches that curdled or were too runny or...)

    Thank you for the link! I am such a dolt, I thought Everyday Paleo was a cookbook and was searching at the bookstore. Ack-I really wonder about my sanity sometimes. Off to read recipes!
    See what I'm up to: The Primal Gardener

  4. #4
    Meadow's Avatar
    Meadow is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    712
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaylee99 View Post
    Hi Meadow!

    Were you able to rescue the first batch somehow? I've added vinegar and a bunch of herbs but it still has an olive bite to it. Not sure if it can be saved but it looks so perfect! (After all the other batches that curdled or were too runny or...)

    Thank you for the link! I am such a dolt, I thought Everyday Paleo was a cookbook and was searching at the bookstore. Ack-I really wonder about my sanity sometimes. Off to read recipes!
    Everyday Paleo DID come out with a cookbook of the same title (I have it), but the Blog came first....so dolt you are not (I ordered the cookbook on amazon myself)

    She has a couple variations on her mayo that might work to change the flavor....in her video she adds roasted red pepper and basil puree to her mayo to make it a dip, in her cookbook she adds ginger to some (although thats not a very overpowering flavor). You might be able to make a second batch (1 egg/1 cup oil and such) with a lighter flavor oil and mix it in. Other ideas....lemon, touch of yellow mustard....or focus on making this batch into some sort of dip or dressing with quite a few other ingredients.

  5. #5
    faithy22's Avatar
    faithy22 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    96
    I just made my first homemade mayo too. Batch #1 I threw out (I felt so guilty but I just couldn't eat it). I used the extra virgin olive oil that I had laying around and the mayo tasted way too strongly of olive oil. For batch #2 I used light olive oil (there were several brands at the store that were light [I]flavor[I] olive oil. It was perfect! Tastes almost exactly like Best Foods/Hellmans. I used Alton Brown's recipe, substituting the olive oil for the corn/safflower oil he recommends: Mayonnaise Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network

    And I made it with my electric hand mixer. I didn't want to make a batch big enough to fit into the food processor.

  6. #6
    Meadow's Avatar
    Meadow is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    712
    Its funny, I have found with my food processor, I can do one egg if I tip the processor on its side until a bit of the oil goes in...lol. Sort of, uhh...ghetto, but I hate making the 2 egg version unless I know we will use it up. I need to try my hand blender next time just to see if that works.

  7. #7
    Dr. Bork Bork's Avatar
    Dr. Bork Bork is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Orem, UT
    Posts
    4,813
    Everyday Paleo has some good mayo recipes. I used the ginger mayo yesterday as salad dressing. So good! I make the mayos in my ninja. Next mayo on my agenda: homemade chipotle mayo. I have some that I made with store-bought safflower oil mayo, but I really enjoy the taste of EVOO. So to each his own.
    --Trish (Bork)
    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

  8. #8
    stable31's Avatar
    stable31 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    the Happy Hunting Ground
    Posts
    54
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    Everyday Paleo has some good mayo recipes. I used the ginger mayo yesterday as salad dressing. So good! I make the mayos in my ninja. Next mayo on my agenda: homemade chipotle mayo. I have some that I made with store-bought safflower oil mayo, but I really enjoy the taste of EVOO. So to each his own.
    Do you just add the oil through the pour spout? I've been meaning to make some in my Ninja, I just haven't had the time yet.

  9. #9
    Drain Bead's Avatar
    Drain Bead is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    159
    I use 1/2 cup olive oil and 1 cup of a milder-flavored oil for my mayo, usually a nut oil of some type.

  10. #10
    DaisyEater's Avatar
    DaisyEater is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,784
    PrimalCon New York
    My best mayos so far have been made with either almond oil or avocado oil. I also found olive oil to be too strongly flavored. Same with macadamia nut oil. It was yummy but not as neutral as I would've liked.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •