I was reading the back of a label of mayo when we were in the US and it said no refrigeration needed. Ah, WHAT??? It’s mayo. No, it’s REAL MAYO! With egg! How does it not need refrigeration???? Obviously I was appalled. I was also busted by our waitress when I took a photo of it. Which then resulted in a lengthy conversation about fake food. She was pretty cool.
I’m not sure if I should confess that I did actually put some on my burger. I must have still been in a state of shock that I couldn’t get a beer with lunch at 12.10pm. I had to wait until 12.30pm. And I thought Queensland liquor laws were strict!
I’ve long loved mayonnaise. Loved. In all it’s fatty and creamy glory. Yum. No, super YUM! As long as it’s real. As in really real. Not the no refrigeration required variety.
However, and this is the embarrassing bit, I’ve never made it. I know. How do I even call myself a foodie. Sheesh!
That all changed yesterday when I made it for the first time. It was pretty easy. And while I used my Thermomix, I’m guessing it would be equally easy to make it by hand or in a food processor.
What made it even better was adding some chipotle sauce at the end. This tasted amazing on a roast veg salad.
I must actually confess that my first efforts split. I just started again and used the split mix instead of oil with a second yolk. And it worked a treat.
I’ll only keep it in the fridge for a week. However I doubt it will last that long!
How do you like your mayo? Straight up or flavoured?