Can I double a mayo recipe?


AmyS

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I have a mayo recipe that I like, but I'm using it so much that I'm running out in about two days. I'd like to double the recipe. Will that work? It's an immersion blender recipe:

1 whole egg

1 tablespoon lemon juice (or ACV)

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

1/2 cup extra light in flavor olive oil

(and I add salt and spices that I like)

Can I just double the whole thing? Or is there another recipe I could use? Note: I really want to use the whole egg. Separating eggs to just use a yolk for mayo is so not going to rock my world. Also, I like the ground mustard, rather than prepared mustard. Err, what I'm saying is I like this recipe but I'm making it a lot. I want to make a lot of it instead. :lol:

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I doubled mine and it came out just as good as the single version. I decided not to continue that because a double-batch lasts too long, and I worry about the raw egg. But if I was going through it faster, I would definitely continue. There was no difference in texture or taste.

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I make my mayo with one whole egg, 1 and 1/4 cup of light olive oil, about 1/2 teaspoon of salt, about 1/2 teaspoon of mustard, and maybe two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Last night I added a few shakes of Chipotle chili powder to the mix. Sometimes I replace the ground mustard with a tablespoon of yellow Jamaican curry powder. So basically, it looks to me like you could add a lot more oil to your existing ingredients and still get good mayo.

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I make my mayo with one whole egg, 1 and 1/4 cup of light olive oil, about 1/2 teaspoon of salt, about 1/2 teaspoon of mustard, and maybe two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Last night I added a few shakes of Chipotle chili powder to the mix. Sometimes I replace the ground mustard with a tablespoon of yellow Jamaican curry powder. So basically, it looks to me like you could add a lot more oil to your existing ingredients and still get good mayo.

Sounds good - I'm glad to know the formula is so flexible!

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Mayo keeps at least as long as the egg it was made from so if your eggs are dated, say 21st March it will keep til then. One website I came across said it could be used a week beyond this, which makes sense to me as eggs actually are still good long after their use by date (I check my eggs by putting them in a bowl of water, providing they still touch the bottom, I use them, if they actually float, I toss) also the acid in the vinegar or lemon juice helps keep it and stop the growth of any bacteria.

When I first started making it I was pretty paranoid and always wrote the date on it. Now I don't bother, if it looks, smells and tastes ok it gets used :)

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