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Olive oil mayo, bottled lemon juice recommendation

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So, I'm making the olive oil mayo from Well Fed. In a note on the page with the photo, it states that using bottled lemon juice is better because it has more reliable acid content. So, last week I thought I bought bottled juice that is okay, but it has potassium metabisulfite in it.  So I tossed it out (along with the egg I'd already broken into the blender). So now I'm using fresh squeezed lemon juice and praying for good results!

 

My question is, have any of you found bottled lemon juice that does NOT contain any nasty preservative? Or are you making mayo with fresh lemons?

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I use fresh lemons - always comes out terrific!

 

Once I only had 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice available, so I substituted 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar for the 2nd tbsp and that worked great.

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Wow, just made it. So quick and easy! Who knew? And so delicious I'm resisting the urge to eat it by the spoonful! Dated and dropped in the fridge!

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Coconut vinegar? I'll have to look for that. :D Yeah, I thought it would all have crap in it, which was why I was surprised at the suggestion in the book!

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I found organic lemon juice with no sulfites. It's more expensive and tastes a lite sweeter than ReaLemon or whatever store brand. But I use apple cider vinegar too - I love the tang!

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I use fresh lemon juice and the recipe for mayo from Well Fed and have wonderful results.  The only thing I do differently is put my ingredients in a glass and use an emersion blender which takes literally about 20 seconds to make.  I have been using this recipe and method several times and it comes out perfectly as long as you have your juice and eggs at room temp.  That really is key.  

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Coconut vinegar? I'll have to look for that. :D Yeah, I thought it would all have crap in it, which was why I was surprised at the suggestion in the book!

You can find coconut vinegar at Whole Foods. By the same maker of the coconut aminoes. 

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Ah, wow, that's a big bottle!

It's big but you find all kinds of uses for it. I use it in my water from time to time as well to give it a flavor of something other than "nothing"

 

this lemon juice really works like magic. cool combo. thanks for sharing the information.

I was tired of squeezing my own lemons so I had to find another source...there is no waste in this, and you can re-use the bottles for other things if you want to. Mine sometimes double as a water bottle for a while before I am done with them

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Minute Maid has a frozen lemon juice (7.5 oz) that I find in my freezer section at the grocery store (near all the frozen juice concentrates).  That said, I still like squeezing my own lemons.

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I use fresh lemon juice and the recipe for mayo from Well Fed and have wonderful results. The only thing I do differently is put my ingredients in a glass and use an emersion blender which takes literally about 20 seconds to make. I have been using this recipe and method several times and it comes out perfectly as long as you have your juice and eggs at room temp. That really is key.

I've never waited for room temp using the immersion blender method and my mayo always turns out. Maybe it's because I use ACV instead of lemon juice.

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I've never waited for room temp using the immersion blender method and my mayo always turns out. Maybe it's because I use ACV instead of lemon juice.

I don't wait either, and I use fresh squeezed lemons and I've never had a batch fail using the immersion blender.  I also blend it in a ball jar and then throw a lid on it...less to wash! (I'm all about the short-cuts!)

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GLC1968 - that is exactly how I do it too, right into a mason jar. Takes less than a minute from start to fridge, love it! Keeps my mayo-addiction viable. LOL!

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Okay, Everyone:  

 

HOW, I must ask, do you manage to stream in oil with one hand and hold the immersion blender with the other without having a giant egg-oil-acid volcano and/or a cracked Mason jar? (which is surely what would happen at my house!) 

 

Or, are you telling me that you forego the oil streaming, put all the ingredients in the jar, plunk in the immersion blender and let her rip?  

(If so, my inner physicist is having a complete meltdown!!)

 

Eager to hear.

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Or, are you telling me that you forego the oil streaming, put all the ingredients in the jar, plunk in the immersion blender and let her rip?  

 

This is what they are telling you. I have no experience in it, however (I do a steady stream into the tiny hole in the top of the food processor...)

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Jennintenn - yep, all into the jar, immersion blender for about 30 seconds. So quick you'll be able to cultivate a mayo obsession in no time!

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Okay, Everyone:  

 

HOW, I must ask, do you manage to stream in oil with one hand and hold the immersion blender with the other without having a giant egg-oil-acid volcano and/or a cracked Mason jar? (which is surely what would happen at my house!) 

 

Or, are you telling me that you forego the oil streaming, put all the ingredients in the jar, plunk in the immersion blender and let her rip?  

(If so, my inner physicist is having a complete meltdown!!)

 

Eager to hear.

 

This is the method I use, put it all in the jar, put in the immersion blender, blend for about 30 seconds, and voila, mayo! (There's a GIF in that link that shows it.)

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