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HOMEMADE MAYOS – Worth It/Not Worth It

HOMEMADE MAYOS – WI/NWI

HOMEMADE MAYO IN A BLENDER

– Yields about ½ cup (~4 oz) mayo-

1 WHOLE EGG, egg needs to be at room temperature

3 TEASPOONS OF FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE

1 TEASPOON OF DIJON MUSTARD, mustard needs to be at room temperature

½  TEASPOON OF SALT

⅜ CUP CANOLA OIL + ⅛ CUP OLIVE OIL (= ½ cup of oil total)

  1. Because you are using a blender to make this mayo, you can use the entire egg!
  2. Break egg into blender and add lemon juice and mustard, blend well for about 15 seconds
  3. Have your oil combo ready and, while blender is still going, verrryyyy slowly add the oil in drips or a very thin stream.
  4. Add salt to taste

HOMEMADE VEGAN “MAYO”

– Yields about 1 cup (10 oz)-

½ BOX OF SILKEN TOFU

1 TABLESPOON OF DIJON MUSTARD

1 TABLESPOON OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

1 TEASPOON UNFLAVORED CASHEW BUTTER

1 CLOVE GARLIC, PEELED

TEASPOON OF FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE

SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE

  1. Combine everything in a blender until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

I know we’ve talked about mayo in the past, but I felt slightly dishonest when that post went up because suddenly I was like “WAIT. Is homemade mayo actually better? Do I know that as a fact?” Really, the only way to determine that is to do a blind taste test, so that is what I set out to do – A HOMEMADE VS. STOREBOUGHT MAYO SMACKDOWN! I also decided to up the stakes and attempt a homemade vegan aioli (to replace something like a store bought Vegenaise.)

HOMEMADE MAYO:

I tried both my mayo and Hellman’s store-bought mayo on the same sandwich and are the results:  Homemade mayonnaise is delicious. I wouldn’t say Hellman’s isn’t delicious, but the flavor is definitely different.  My homemade mayo was just as creamy, but it had added brightness from the fresh lemon juice and a nice tang from the Dijon. Hellman’s was also excellent, but had less flavor and fattier coating on my tongue. I also felt like my homemade mayo helped to bring out more flavors from my sandwich’s ingredients.
VEGAN MAYO:

The vegan mayo was a whole different thing. I tend not to like vegan options for mayo anyway, so in my mind the bar was not that high. I made my vegan mayo and smeared on a sandwich… and I REALLY didn’t like it. Then I tried some vegenaise on the same sandwich and while I didn’t love it, but I could tolerate it more than my homemade attempt (Bleh!)

VERDICT:

HOMEMADE MAYO: WORTH IT

HOMEMADE “VEGENAISE” : NOT WORTH IT

 

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