Chipotle Mayo

Chipotle Mayo

StreuselStrudel had the brilliant idea of making August, “Foods you usually buy but can make yourself” Month!  The first thing that came to my mind was mayonnaise.  I learned to make my own mayonnaise about 2 years ago and since then I have certainly made it more than I have bought it. It’s hard for me to buy mayonnaise now that I know how easy it is to make.

Have you seen the ingredients in store-bought mayo?

It’s a lot of unnecessary stuff.  I think you’ll agree once you start making it yourself that the store-bought variety just isn’t worth it.  The only downside to homemade mayo is that it doesn’t have the shelf life of store-bought because it is all natural.  If you don’t think you can eat a cup of mayo in a week or two then throw half in a small jar and give it to a friend!

My favorite kind of mayo is Chipotle Mayo!  I love adding a little kick to my tuna fish or egg salad sandwich.  It also tasted great drizzled over my tortilla crusted tilapia.

 

Chipotle Mayo

makes about 1 cup

 

1 extra-large chicken egg or 1 duck egg

1 c. avocado oil

2 T. apple cider vinegar

1/4 t. Himalayan sea salt

1 t. ground chipotle (2 t. if you like it really smoky and spicy)

Easy Ingredients

I have heard of people making mayo in a standard blender but truly the key to good mayo is an immersion blender.  It makes quick work out of this already easy condiment.  Strudel gave me an immersion blender for my birthday several years back when she learned I didn’t have one.  Now I can’t imagine life without it!

I prefer avocado oil in my mayo.  Olive oil is very good for mayo as well but I would stay away from the Extra Virgin variety, it’s stronger flavor and color imparts the same to the mayo.

Combine the egg, oil, vinegar and salt in the cup of the immersion blender.  Place the stick of the blender in the liquid all the way to the bottom of the cup and turn on high.

Before Blending After

Blend for about 1 to 2 minutes or until the desired thickness is achieved.  Add in the chipotle and blend again for a few seconds.  Admittedly I have never had my mayo get as thick as the store-bought kind but it gets pretty darn close and truly the taste is so good you’ll never go back to the store for mayo again.

 

 

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