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First mayo post-mortem - What went wrong?


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First mayo post-mortem - What went wrong?

Afinekerfuffle | Jul 6, 2010 07:53 PM

First off, let me apologize for the eww factor of the title, I couldn't resist. So I made my first mayo, the recipe follows: (followed pretty much to the letter, for a change)

Yellow from one large egg
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp dijon mustard
3/4 cup Canola oil

Assembled in the usual way, throw together all ingredients and slow stream of oil beaten with immersion blender. The texture was pretty spot- on, no complaints about that. But the taste? Big fat "Meh." I did like that it had a cleaner mouth-feel than the preservative-laden stuff. Any alternate ingredients? What's your secret to knock your socks of homemade mayo?

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