Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

emilyp6

Mayo help!

Recommended Posts

Avocado oil is fine, although you find you get a better flavour if you use half & half (light olive oil or cocnut oil both work well)  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Make sure your avocado oil is clear not green. If it is green your mayo will not turn out well. I use avocado oil for mine when I get someone to get me the good stuff from Costco.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sometimes it's also just the brand/oil, I can get two kinds of avocado oil near me, both high quality, both green enough to make the mayo look funny ;)

 

One is delicious in mayo. The other one I don't even want to swallow :blink: now I just never buy the other one.

 

Macadamia nut oil is also awesome, if you can find it affordable near you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone, I tried it and the flavor is good, but its totally liquid, not thick at all. Everything was definitely room temp, but I might not have added the oil slow enough. I have a vitamix with only one speed, so maybe it was too high a speed. I'll try it next time with my immersion blender.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Immersion  is the way to go.. No need for room temp egg..  I use a wide mouth mason jar.. Leave the immersion blender on the bottom for a little bit then slowly pull it up… You can watch it coming together..  Doesn't take long at all… Takes longer to wash the stick blender than it does to make the mayo :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When it stays liquid, it's really not emulsifying (the oil isn't really blending with the egg), so that can be from not enough acid or not enough protein or the physical movement (some people have also reported "impossible" bottles of oil). You can try adding some fresh lemon juice and another egg (mix it up again), or just use it in dressings in it's liquid form.

 

This is my fail-proof go-to recipe: http://thehealthyfoodie.com/fail-proof-home-made-paleo-mayo-whole30-compliant/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi! Newbie here! I found a organic mayo at whole foods that I think is compliant but I'm having some trouble finding any rule about canola oil. It's not listed as an "ok" but I don't see it as a "no" anyone else know?

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Canola Oil: Yes, reluctantly (because sometimes, you have to dine out)

While we don’t think vegetable oils are a healthy choice (understatement of the century), we don’t expressly rule them out on the Whole30. If we did, you’d never be able to eat outside of your own kitchen, because all restaurants use them in cooking. We wanted to create the healthiest program possible, but we also need it to be do-able for those who travel for business or pleasure, or simply want to dine out during the month.

Tip: Eliminate the consumption of vegetable oils at home, even if you’re not on the Whole30, and make sure the rest of your diet is focused on the most nutritious choices possible, especially if you dine out frequently.

- See more at: http://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/#sthash.MLcjt7ue.dpuf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oops, chopped off the C in my copy and paste, but that is the official word on Canola Oil. You can find brands of mayo that are much better and making it really isn't that hard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks so much! I am gonna actually make my own but thought I'd ask in case it becomes busy later in the month etc! Thanks for the quote I'm making my way through the book as I prep today :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Immersion  is the way to go.. No need for room temp egg..  I use a wide mouth mason jar.. Leave the immersion blender on the bottom for a little bit then slowly pull it up… You can watch it coming together..  Doesn't take long at all… Takes longer to wash the stick blender than it does to make the mayo :)

OMG! I'm amazed this worked! The first time i made mayo it came out all soupy. I thought, what the heck, ill try this method and it came out PERFECT!

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there an alternative oil I can use for mayonnaise? I know veg oil is frowned on but I live in a region Spain where light olive oil is nowhere to be found. I've hunted high and low for anything resembling light but nada! Avocado oil is the same.....no Costco here. As for coconut oil, spending 15euros on a very small pot is non negotiable. A serving of truffle would be cheaper

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there an alternative oil I can use for mayonnaise? I know veg oil is frowned on but I live in a region Spain where light olive oil is nowhere to be found. I've hunted high and low for anything resembling light but nada! Avocado oil is the same.....no Costco here. As for coconut oil, spending 15euros on a very small pot is non negotiable. A serving of truffle would be cheaper

Thanks

I often use walnut oil, and macadamia nut oil is another popular choice... You could do half & half to lessen the price a little? A lot of people use half coconut oil for instance & then the remaining half with something a little cheaper.

Also check out Amazon - they have a good range of oils at decent prices (it's the cheapest place for me to get raw coconut oil), and sometimes delivery is free which is a bonus  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I HATE MAYO RIGHT NOW

 

I'm on day three, and I thought hey, lets keep lunch simple today (Sunday) and make a quick tuna salad. My husband and I tried to make mayo (hand whisk) last W30 and we failed and never tried again.

 

Last night I read the W30 recipe, watched 50 immersion blender youtube vids. We have now wasted FOUR cups of olive oil and have nice batch of egg whites left over.

 

The only time that it 'nearly' went right was the first time, where it clearly morphed to mayo - I pulsed the blender for A SECOND longer and it split and went liquidy again. 

 

AT MY WITS END WITH MAYO - we are trying to keep this W30 cheap and now I need to buy more olive oil..... very very disheartened.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I DID IT!!!! I made homemade mayo!!!!! After a previous failure I was afraid to try again, but I followed CaGrl's advice as well as praxisproject troubleshooting tips (I thought I was failing at first but then added another egg, and the magic happened immediately!!!)

 

I used 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 olive oil.

 

Now I'm going to google all the Whole30 recipes I can find that I can use this Magic Mayo in!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone make mayo in a food processor? I'm pretty sure it's just liquefying :( does the consistency clearly change when it's congealed?

You should see it start to become the texture of mayo. Food processors can be difficult to do mayo with. You have to drizzle the oil in really slowly as it's running and make sure your food processor isn't running too fast or hot. Google your particular food processor model plus the word mayo and see if you can find tips from others on it.

Or if you have an immersion blender, it's really easy to do with it -- no drizzling oil, no waiting for stuff to come to room temperature.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I HATE MAYO RIGHT NOW

 

I'm on day three, and I thought hey, lets keep lunch simple today (Sunday) and make a quick tuna salad. My husband and I tried to make mayo (hand whisk) last W30 and we failed and never tried again.

 

Last night I read the W30 recipe, watched 50 immersion blender youtube vids. We have now wasted FOUR cups of olive oil and have nice batch of egg whites left over.

 

The only time that it 'nearly' went right was the first time, where it clearly morphed to mayo - I pulsed the blender for A SECOND longer and it split and went liquidy again. 

 

AT MY WITS END WITH MAYO - we are trying to keep this W30 cheap and now I need to buy more olive oil..... very very disheartened.

Don't throw the liquidy stuff out. Chill in the fridge, then add another egg yolk and try blending again. I have saved batches this way.

 

Also, I have learned to add slightly less oil than the recipe calls for and think that helps ensure success.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I made avocado oil (from Costco) mayo in my food processor and it is AMAZING!  I had the egg at room temperature and poured the oil VERY slowly (it probably took a minute of pouring).  I made it with olive oil my first time and I'm not sure which I like more... either way, it's great to have mayo again!

 

For those who are having issues, there IS a mayo you can buy on Amazon that's already done (and it's compliant!). My friend ordered it for her Whole30 because she didn't want to make the mayo herself.  Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo!!!  It's $13.37 for 12 fl oz jar on Amazon Prime.  They also have a chipotle lime mayo that I would LOVE to replicate!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites