I have been making homemade mayonnaise for quite some time. There are a couple recipes out there for it. Most do not taste like store bought mayonnaise at all. Some people like homemade better and some (The Hardworking Husband) do not. I recently found a recipe that tastes closer to store bought.
I like to use mayonnaise made with olive oil instead of canola or whatever other oil they use for store bought. When using olive oil to make mayonnaise, you need to use an oil that isn’t extra virgin. (I learned the hard way it’s important that it isn’t extra virgin) I recommend extra light.
- 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vinegar
- 1 tsp prepared mustard
- 1 1/2 cups oil, canola or extra light olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- In a food processor or blender, blend together eggs, salt, vinegar, and mustard.
- While the blade is still spinning, slowly drizzle oil in. After you've added all the oil allow it keep blending.
- Add lemon juice and blend for about another 30 seconds.
- Store in the back of your refrigerator to make the shelf life longer.
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Fry sauce is something you can get in restaurants in the Utah, Idaho and a few other areas in the Northwest. And as it’s name reflects, it is a sauce to dip your French fries in. You can find fry sauce in other areas of the world but usually called something else.
While I have no proof of this, I believe it comes from a mix of cultures. I know that the Belgian used mayonnaise to dip their fries in. My great grandmother was Bavarian. She would dip many foods in mayonnaise including green beans. We as Americans generally use ketchup to dip our fries in. So I think the two cultures came together and we get fry sauce.
Now making fry sauce is super easy, but it is so tasty.
1 Tbsp ketchup
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
Mix the two ingredients together thoroughly. Serve with hot french fries.
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