Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to spend less on groceries? Instead of buying mayonnaise, try my classic, basic mayonnaise recipe. Homemade mayonnaise costs only pennies per cup to make.
Western New York families are searching for more ways than ever to make their grocery dollars stretch than ever before. In 2012, resolve to buy less processed food, which often contains preservatives that aren’t good for you. Many times, making things from scratch costs you less time, effort and money than searching for coupons and deals for prepared products.
We use Kreher’s eggs in our homemade mayonnaise recipe. Kreher Egg Farms is based in Clarence, NY, and the Kreher family is committed to environmentally friendly, organic farming. Kreher large eggs can be found at Budwey’s Markets three Western New York locations for less about $1.60 per dozen.
Western New York shoppers can find all the ingredients to make this basic, classic homemade mayonnaise recipe at these local retailers:
- Lexington Co-op (807 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo 886-COOP)
- Budwey’s Markets (see website for location nearest you)
- Tops Markets (see website for location nearest you)
- Wegmans (see website for location nearest you)
Basic, classic homemade mayonnaise recipe
- 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
- 1/8 tsp. salt, plus more to taste
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, plus more to taste
- 1/2 tsp. mustard (make your own mustard)
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- Place the egg yolk and salt in a food processor or blender.
- Pulse to combine.
- Add the lemon juice and mustard; blend well.
- With the motor running, add the oil, a tablespoon at a time. This will take a few minutes. Don’t rush it or the mayonnaise may “break,” meaning the oil will separate from the egg.
- If your food processor or blender has a small hole in the feed-tube pusher, pour the oil in there and let it drip through.
- Once you’ve added the oil, sample the mayonnaise and add more salt or lemon juice to taste. Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Stir before spreading.
Rachael’s recipe notes:
- This mayonnaise recipe can be doubled or even tripled if a large amount of mayonnaise is required. However, because it’s made fresh with no preservatives, the mayonnaise won’t keep more than 5 days in the refrigerator. We recommend making this mayonnaise recipe as you need it.
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