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Homemade Mayonnaise

Emmilt | Oct 7, 2013 11:47 PM

I just tried to make mayonnaise for the first time. The first try, i used virgin olive oil. The consistency was great, but It tasted like straight olive oil. So I did some research, and dug around my pantry and found some grapeseed oil. I read that grapeseed oil is light and a neutral so it wont take over the flavor. On the second batch, I tried that, and it still tasted "oily". Like a bitter bite in the end, not pleasant at all. Is that what homemade mayo is supposed to taste like?? Or does it taste similar to its grocery store counterpart? Everyone says once you make it homemade, you wont want to buy it again, so I'm hoping I can figure out the problem.

The recipe I used called for:
1/2 cup oil
Juice of half a lemon
2 Egg yolks
Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

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