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Homemade Mayo without olive oil?

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Hey all! I am from Serbia and here we don't have light olive oil. What else could I use to make Basic Mayo recipe, because I really don't like the taste of olive oil in it (I have tried and it just tastes bad :lol:). Thank you for the help!!

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I hate the taste of olive oil mayo, made at home or not. There are plenty of recipes out there for avocado oil mayo, but that's a bit outside my budget... so I use a recipe that calls for light olive oil but use high-oleic sunflower oil in its place. It works well, and I'm a fan of the taste and texture at the end. I'm not sure if that's an option for you or not, but wanted to offer it as a suggestion!

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I just made mayo for the first time! :)  I think it's a bit too tart, does anyone have a recipe that they know is mellower?  More like mayo that I'm used to from the store, less like Miracle Whip?

My recipe had dijon, vinegar, and lemon juice. 

 

Thank you!

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@Irock I'd imagine it did turn out quite tart with Dijon, vinegar, and lemon juice - that's a LOT of acidity! I think you can probably tone it down a lot by using unprepared (dry ground) mustard instead, and opting for either vinegar or lemon juice. Personally, mine always works best when I use lemon juice, because the vinegar just gives a strange aftertaste for me.

Here's the recipe I've built by cobbling several together and then learning what else I like to toss into mine...

I mix my mayo in a wide-mouthed jar, using a stick (immersion) blender.
I add ingredients to the jar in this order:
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- dash pepper
- 1 large egg (mine goes in cold)
- 1 cup oil of choice (I use high-oleic sunflower oil)

You don't necessarily have to have all the extra seasonings (the original recipe I had called for salt and ground mustard only), but I've found that I like mine best when I've played with the flavor this way. It works great as a mayo spread, and it also works as a versatile base for building flavorful dips or dressings.

The blending method I use is described here:
https://dontwastethecrumbs.com/failproof-diy-homemade-mayo-in-2-minutes/print/82759/

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Thank you so much!  I'm going to try your recipe. :)

 

My recipe called for only the egg yolk, anyone have an idea what the difference might be?  

 

Funny, I don't have a short wide mouth canning jar, looking around my kitchen, I had a flower vase the perfect size!  It wasn't a delicate vase, so I made my mayo in a pretty etched glass container. :D

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6 hours ago, Irock said:

so I made my mayo in a pretty etched glass container

That's awesome! I make mine in an old jar that once contained that nasty jet-puffed marshmallow junk. I'm honestly not even sure why we had it, but the jar works perfectly for my mayo :)

Regarding the yolk vs whole egg issue...
Apparently the egg white can potentially lead to emulsification issues, but the posts I've seen saying that all used other methods for blending and I've never personally had an issue with the whole egg and only 1 cup of oil (more than 1 cup wasn't a good thing, when I'd tried a different recipe before landing on the one I adapted for my taste). Also, using only the yolk makes it richer, I guess? I didn't ever try one that only called for the yolk, so couldn't say. You could always try it both ways and see which you like best.

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