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Mayonnaise – a simple but necessary dish
I don’t know how you eat in your country, but here in Romania, many culinary recipes prepared especially for the Holidays, whether we are talking about Christmas, New Year’s or Easter, are based on the unsophisticated mayonnaise. Why do they call it unsophisticated? Because it can be made from scratch using 2-6 ingredients. If we want an extremely simple kids friendly mayonnaise, we only need eggs and oil, so 2 ingredients. If we want to improve it a little bit, we will add mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper, thus reaching a total of 6 ingredients used for a delicious kids friendly mayonnaise.
For these reasons, I decided to write this article at the very beginning of this culinary adventure, being among the first recipes posted on my blog. You will see, over time, that there will be many recipes posted that will be based on the minute mayonnaise cooked at home, with thermally prepared eggs.
Obviously, there will be people who will say that this is a difficult to digest dish. That’s right, I really can’t argue with them, because they’re right. I do not encourage the consumption of mayonnaise often, or in large quantities. But, from time to time, for certain mayonnaise-based dishes, I think we can indulge our taste buds, without thinking about calories 😊
So, I repeat what I have already said: mayonnaise is a simple, unsophisticated, but indisputable dish for many delicious recipes, such as: beef salad, eggplant salad, potato salad, cauliflower salad, fish spread (especially tuna ) and other foods that make my mouth water just listing them.
Kids friendly mayonnaise
Ever since I was pregnant, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to make kids friendly mayonnaise without using raw egg or egg yolk. Sure, everyone already knows the famous mayonnaise recipe made in a blender in seconds, using a whole raw egg and oil.
I try to avoid dishes based on raw animal ingredients, such as raw eggs or raw meat. I’m not comfortable with the idea that those ingredients can carry various bacteria that aren’t destroyed by the cooking process, as long as they’re used raw. Therefore, whether we are talking about mayonnaise, cream for cheesecake or tiramisu, or other culinary preparations based on raw ingredients, I have found a way to cook these ingredients sufficiently 🙂 So, the whole family can enjoy these delicious dishes, without worrying that the raw ingredients could affect our health in any way.
Thus, I managed to prepare a kids friendly mayonnaise based on thermally prepared eggs. Thermally prepared eggs mean lightly boiled eggs, but they can also be hard-boiled eggs. I choose the short-boiled egg version most of the time, because the mayonnaise is more fluid, softer, using these eggs. If you choose to use hard-boiled eggs, the mayonnaise will be just as delicious, but will have a firmer consistency. Therefore, it is the choice of each of us which variant we want to choose for our kids friendly mayonnaise.
An important thing to mention here would be that if you choose to use soft boiled eggs, you can use a yolk and a whole egg because at a short boil time, the white is not very hard. If you choose instead to use hard-boiled eggs, then it would be a good idea to use only the yolks, which you mix beforehand with a little water, or with lemon juice, to obtain a paste that is easy to mix in the next steps of the recipe.
Full Recipe – Kids Friendly Mayonnaise
By using these ingredients, I will finally have two portions of kids friendly mayonnaise, which I will later use for two different dishes. If you want to use only a half of the mayo, use the two eggs, but all the other ingredients can be used in half of the quantity mentioned above.
Kids Friendly Mayonnaise
- 1 Thermomix / Mixer
- 2 pcs eggs
- 250 gr sunflower oil
- 2 tsp mustard
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- The eggs are first thermal prepared. These means that we will use the BOILING EGGS program at the TM6, but choosing the first position, for soft boiled eggs, for only 5 minutes (instead of 9);
- After those 5 minutes of soft boiling, I end the program and put the eggs into a bowl, covering them with cold water, to end the boiling process;
- I leave them to rest in order to have them at the room temperature;
- When the eggs are at the room temperature, I put the butterfly whisk into the mixing bowl;
- I add one egg yolk and one egg into the mixing bowl (you can use only the egg yolks) and I mix them well using 1 min – Speed 3;
- I add the mustard, the lemon juice, salt and pepper (depends on your taste) and I mix them all using 3 min – Speed 3;
- Meanwhile, I pour the oil into the lid to let it flow easily into the mixing bowl while the program is working.
- Optional: In the end, I like to add 3 min – 80° C – Speed 3, to make sure the mayonnaise will be well preserved.
You can use the mayo immediately or you can keep it in the fridge, using a hermetically sealed container, and use it in the next few days. Enjoy 😊
Check one my recipe for eggplant salad with mayonnaise.
Do not forget! You don’t need to own a Thermomix to make this delicious mayonnaise. You can also simply use a bowl, and a whisk or spatula, with which you will continuously mix the egg yolks/eggs and oil, until you get the final result.
Video Recipe – Kids Friendly Mayonnaise video
I hope you will enjoy my kids friendly mayonnaise, made with thermally prepared eggs. Please share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section 😊
Have a nice day 😊