Mayo emergency


Vian

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I was out and about today, went to Trader Joe's to get some of the applegate compliant hot dogs and some of that $1 a can coconut milk (even though it's lite, you can't beat $1 a can!) I decided I was going to make my favorite chicken salad (chicken, celery, diced apples, pecans, and mayo) but we were out longer than expected and I was getting really hungry, so I grabbed a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking some at home. Once I got home, it was already 1:15pm and I still had to make mayo!

 

I cracked the (cold) egg into the blender and added 2 tbs. room temp lemon juice and then stuck the blender jar with the lid on outside on the porch in the sun. 15 minutes later after the chicken was stripped of meat and the veggies were chopped, the egg was up to room temp and I made a perfect batch of mayo!

 

So next time you want to make mayo in a hurry and forgot to set your egg out, just put it outside in the sun for 15-20 minutes!

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Do you follow the directions in Well Fed? I've never had a batch break on me, they all turn out perfect. I crack 1 large egg into the blender jar and add 2 tbs. fresh lemon juice (about half of a large, juicy lemon) and let it sit for at least an hour (usually). Then I add a pinch of salt and a pinch of dried mustard powder and 1/4 cup oil and get the blender going on the lowest speed. I then pour 1 cup oil into a glass measuring cup and slowly drizzle it in (smallest stream possible) through the hole in the top of the lid until it's all combined. Then I scrape it out into a glass jar and put it in the fridge! Just make sure you start with everything at room temp, the egg, lemon juice, and the oil.

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Thanks for the tip. I am fortunate that I can go out to the chook shed and take a warm one from one of the 2 girls:)

Love well fed mayo however broke my blender and the new does a crap job with the mayo, think the bowl is shorter and wider and it sprays mayo everywhere if I don't hold one hand over it:(. My relationship with my new blender is not good:)

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This is good to know... I tried making mayo in a VitaMix yesterday, and ended up throwing it all out because it separated after sitting in the fridge for a while.  I followed the Well Fed instructions, and drizzled the olive oil in really slow, maybe too slow because steam was coming out from the top, like it was getting cooked.  I'll try again with my immersion blender. 

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Yup, I tried it in my Waring blender the first time and poured the oil too slowly.  It got hot enough to cook and broke almost immediately.  :wacko:  I also find that the blades make an annoying air pocket once it starts to thicken, so I have to stop 3 or 4 times to poke everything down.  But if I do that and pour it all within about 2 minutes, it works well.

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