First time making homemade paleo mayo, FAIL! Honestly though, it was my fault for not following the easy recipe! Did I mention the recipe is simple? Like, really REALLY simple?! It’s from the book, Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat (great book, BTW).
So this is how the story goes (and I’m sticking to it): as you can see in the picture, one of the ingredients is light-tasting olive oil (not extra-virgin). OK, no problem, let me look at the oils we have on-hand since the extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) is a no-no in this recipe. Well, I found three bottles so we’re off to a good start. One of them has to be light-tasting olive oil! Well, as luck would have it they were all older vegetable oils from who knows when.
Fast forward through a man’s thought process (i.e. improvise). I made the mayo with a vegetable cooking oil. In retrospect, it was not a wise decision. The consistency was perfect though and this is what it looked like:
As I was looking down into the blender I couldn’t help but feel so proud of myself for making homemade mayo! I dipped the fork in, took a little taste and YUCK! Never EVER substitute vegetable cooking oil for extra-light olive oil! EVER!
Tami happened to walk into the kitchen and I really needed a 2nd opinion (yeah, I wanted her to taste the yuckiness too). Fast-forward 30 seconds and Tami’s saying, “why did you let me taste that?!” and, “I can’t get that taste out of my mouth!”
Lesson: know your oils and don’t substitute.
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