Begin pulsing the blender in short bursts, and like magic, it will instantly begin to create mayonnaise.
After a few bursts can you blend continuously without stopping. Blend until the entire base of the beaker has turned to mayonnaise.
Then start to raise the blender up and down to incorporate the rest of the oil.
Oh, look! You just made basic, bland mayo.
To finish, season to taste with salt and pepper and stir to combine. If you'd rather not have black flecks of pepper in your mayonnaise, use white peppercorns.
There you have it. A very quick and simple yet excitingly versatile way to add some creamy richness to your next dish. I'm one of those people that likes French fries lightly dipped in mayo. It's fantastic on savoury sandwiches or the base of a tuna or chicken salad. There are so many directions you could take your mayonnaise from this point, too.
Aside from adding any other spices or herbs to your mayo there are many other classic variations you can make. You could:
-Add fresh garlic paste and an extra kick of fresh lemon juice to make aioli
-Add roasted garlic for a savoury garlic mayo
-Add some relish, minced onion and lemon juice to make tartar sauce
-Add dried, ground chipotle powder for chipotle mayo
-Add Cajun mustard, green onion and horseradish to make a rémoulade
-Add buttermilk or sour cream with minced onion and seasonings to make your own ranch salad dressing
and whatever your heart desires.
This little batch is going to be used in an upcoming American classic that is perfect for summer. You don't want to miss it.
This is a really versatile recipe that I hope you can make good use of. If you've never made your own mayo before you should make a point of doing it soon. You may never buy premade mayonnaise again!