Seriously!!!!!!!! Make mayonnaise in ten seconds – and I don’t mean by opening up the door of the fridge, grabbing a jar and twisting.
I mean MAKING mayonnaise in ten seconds!!
The thing I love best about this recipe is the look of utter disbelief you get when standing next to a Chef in my home kitchen and you offer to help them finish preparing the BBQ they are creating. (Glen – you know who you are mate!!)
Smugly they point towards this:
and hand you a bowl and a balloon whisk – and ask if you would “consider making some mayonnaise, please,if you would be so kind, thank-you!!!”
Because everyone knows that the making of mayo in a professional kitchen is a “punishment” exercise meted out by Chef to those who have greatly displeased him The sheer laborious slog of emulsifying egg yolk and lemon juice, dripping the oil into the mixture a dribble at a time while beating the hell out of it with a wire balloon whisk.
Even at home with a food processor it is still a faff – as the blades whir and you try to resist the temptation to pour the oil in too fast in case it splits ……. as it often does. Grrrrr!!!!! Never splits when they show you on the telly does it??
- 1 whole egg (yes the whole one not just the egg yolk)
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 0.5 tsp dry mustard
- 2tbsp lemon juice
- 250 ml oil (I used light virgin but an veg oil would be OK)
………….. as I passed him a spoon to sample!!! With my own wee smirk of course.
Look at that pillowy loveliness!!! and it passed the Chef’s taste test too LOL. Although I don’t think for one minute he will be passing this technique onto the trainees at work tomorrow!!! Grumpy sod!!!
But seriously – a homemade mayonnaise is the perfect accompaniment to so many lovely things …………. it elevates a hardboiled egg into a chi-chi 1970′ starter, a handful of new potatoes into potato salad – or pimped with some raw crushed garlic makes the perfect “Grown up nibbles” alongside a plate of crudites and olives ….. aioli in seconds!!!
So excuse me but the men (my two littlies and three bigger ones complete with wifes and bottles of beer) are calling for me to come and eat a “monster burger” – water buffalo patty,mayo, onions in a sourdough roll …………….. I may be some time!!!!
Whattareyouguyshavingfordinner??? Mouth full ……………..Sorry!!!