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Primal Living STL Message Board › Paleo Mayo Fail

Paleo Mayo Fail

A former member
Post #: 3
Over the weekend I tried to make paleo mayo for the first time. Here is the recipe:

The problem is that is never "set" and stayed liquid the whole time. Now, this was not an issue since the only reason I made this recipe was so that I could use it to make paleo ranch dressing which actually did turn out OK:

Anyhoo, for you paleo experts is there a reason why my mayo did not set and/or is there a better mayo recipe I should try next time??
Saint Peters, MO
Post #: 115
Hmmmmm. Interesting. I, too, made mayo this weekend for Ranch dressing. It also would not set for me. The first time I've ever made mayo and it failed by not setting and remaining quite watery. I wonder if it was the weather. Hmmmm.
I did run to Google seeing how I could fix it because I was low on oil and didn't want to start over. Some had me using more eggs. Some more oil. I tried cracking another egg and adding my mayo sauce to the egg. It helped a little. I had company coming over so I just proceeded with my Ranch recipe added a Tbls of gelatin. Then made a lemon vinagrette as back up. The ranch turned out ok.
So what I learned is that sometimes mayo just doesn't set (and possibly the weather has something to do with it - lol).
I do urge you to try this method of making mayonnaise. http://picketfencepal...­
It is from the blog of our very own member, Laci, who may hopefully
chime in here because she is a very good cook with plenty of savvy. I've used this method many, many times with just this one failure.
Don't give up on homemade mayo.
Saint Louis, MO
Post #: 19
I made mayo a couple days ago, using this same recipe. I usually use the recipe from clothes that make the girl, but I used lime this time. I have only had it fail one time. I do it the same every time, but who knows why it failed that time. I have recovered before by adding a yolk. I use an immersion blender and it seems much more forgiving than the blender method. I also used avocado oil for the first time. I love it.
A former member
Post #: 4
Thanks for the advice. Glad to see I am not the only one... biggrin
Saint Louis, MO
Post #: 6
I use Laci's recipe, as well. Love the immersion blender method! It must be pretty forgiving because I don't even measure very precisely, just eyeball it. Sometimes I use just olive oil and sometimes a mix of olive and avocado oils. So far so good. smile
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