Recipe by Chef John
"I didn't invent the technique of making mayonnaise with a stick blender, but since I don't remember who showed me, it's just going to be easier to take credit. If you've never tasted delicious homemade mayonnaise, you've never tasted mayonnaise."
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fresh basil leaves
garlic, finely minced
fresh lemon juice
salt, or to taste
cayenne pepper, or to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups
Excellent flavor. I dont have a stick blender so did with an electric beater.(Just have to be patient). Also found that I needed to add more Dijon..for my tastes. I used the mayo on the Red Skinned Potato Salad found on AR. Awesome combo.
Followed this recipe to a T and it didn't turn out for me twice . Don't know what I'm doing wrong .
First off, I LOVE this method with using a stick blender. I've made it in my regular Oster blender before but this made for much less waste and much easier clean-up. My Pyrex 2-cup measurer worked great to make this in. I did omit the basil (didn't have any) and I also used "Extra Light Tasting" olive oil, because I know olive oil is a better oil for you. Loved the taste. One of these days I hope to try it with the basil too though. :-)
Wow.. easy and delicious. The add-in possibilities are endless
Amazing!! I've tried making mayo before and never found it worth the effort and frequently it was too runny and separated. Since I already have an immersion blender and my basil plant is at peak, I thought I'd try this recipe. WOW! Simple and no drizzling oil or separation. The mayo never got all the way to a salad or sandwich plate either! Tried the suggestion to spread on baguette slices and before you know it, I needed another batch. Will definitely try this again soon.
I just made this for the first time. I had been using a "whole egg" recipe because I hate waste, but it never turned out right. It was always bland and runny. This is perfect. The consistency is excellent. I'll never go back to the runny slop again!
This is such an easy recipe for mayo... Thanks very much Chef John....
This looks fabulous but I add a bit of a blend for my oil when making mayo. The kids and hubby say it tastes closest to store bought mayo (if that's what you're used to). I use a cup of avocado oil (it's got a very neutral flavor), a quarter cup of sesame oil and a quarter cup of light olive oil. Also if you have a Vitamix, this is super simple to make and I always use the whole egg which doesn't leave any to waste.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Homemade Garlic Basil Mayonnaise
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 126
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