Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Homemade Mayonnaise

This recipe was featured in the July 1978 issue of Texas Monthly. Homemade Mayonnaise Mastered at Ten. Homemade versions of "prepared" foods are a kid's kitchen miracle.

1 egg
2 cups salad oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
juice of 1/2 lemon

Using a mixer, whip a whole egg until frothy, then add, a drop at a time, 1 cup of salad oil. With the mixer still running, add 1 teaspoon each sugar, salt, dry mustard, and the lemon juice. Now add, a drop at a time, the other cup of salad oil. If you have done this patiently, you will have some of the best mayonnaise you ever put in your mouth. If you wish, add other herbs and spices to make exotic salad dressings. Try dill, paprika, or whatever strikes your fancy, but taste as you add until it suits you. Makes 1 pint.

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