paleo Mayo

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  • Bowl, Whisk, etc

  • Extra Light Olive Oil

  • 1

    egg {I like using a Large one}

  • Apple Cider Vinegar {you could use lemon juice}

  • Salt + Pepper


In a small bowl {not the one that you’re making your mayo in}, crack your egg, gently scoop out your yolk with your hand. By doing it this way you are making sure you only get your egg yolk, if you get some egg white in it, you’re mayo will come out a little bit more runny… You can also do the Liz-Lazy method and crack the egg over the sink and dump it in your hand and gently move it from hand to hand to get all the white off… Really it’s whatever you like the best, I’m just lazy and hate dishes so I refuse to make extra for myself hahaha • Egg yolk goes into your mayo bowl. Get your whisk in hand and give your yolk {as is} and good whisk to break it up. Then SLOWLY.. So Slowly it hurts… whisk in a bit of Olive Oil, you’ll notice the emulsion take almost instantly… {After you’ve made yourself a few mayos you’ll be able to tell almost instantly if it’s going to be broken or not}. After I’ve added in some olive oil while constantly Whisking, I’ll stop pouring the Olive oil and give my mayo a really good whisk to make sure its all incorporated. Then go back to slowly pouring olive oil and whisking. I might take two more breaks like that just to make sure the olive oil is really well mixed in. I can’t give you an exact measurement for how much olive oil to use, every egg yolk, kitchen, person, pouting speed, situation is different. But you’ll go through around 1/2 to 1 cup of olive oil… • You’ll know it’s all done when the majority of your mayo is basically in a ball on your whisk. You’ll have just a bit left in your bowl {You can literally pick your whisk up and hold it upright, and your mayo won’t move}. It looks like mayo doesn’t it… yeahh it does! Isn’t it pretty? Now Add in some salt, pepper, and a splash of your apple cider vinegar. I prefer a wicked tangy mayo, so I add in a far amount {which means my mayos are a bit looser than you might like} but add a smidge of it in, mix, taste test and repeat as needed. Also 99% of my mayos have a dried herb in them — Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Depending on what I’m serving it with… It’s an easy flavor boost! • Now.. This is as important {to me} as actually making your mayo– Storing it… I keep mine in the bowl I make it in and cover with plastic wrap, but I push the plastic wrap down so it’s covering the mayo and not just the bowl. If you don’t your mayo can form a “skin” or discolor slightly. I find it keeps it fresher longer! Your mayo should last a week or so after the egg’s expiration date… but Really lets be honest, You’ll be lucky if it lasts to the next day!


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