Mayonnaise Essentials: Faux Duke’s Version
Andy Anderson !
If you are from the South, you have probably heard of Duke’s mayonnaise. I am not claiming this is Duke’s mayonnaise, but it is Duke-like. Kind of like a second cousin of Duke’s, twice removed :-)
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.
1 Tbspwhite wine vinegar
1 Tbspapple cider vinegar
1 Tbsplemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 tspsalt, kosher variety
1/4 tspdried mustard, i use coleman’s
1/4 tspsweet paprika
3 largeegg yolks, room temperature
1 Tbspfiltered water
1 cnon-flavored oil, i use an extra light-tasting olive oil
·white pepper, freshly ground, to taste
·more salt, to taste
How to Make Mayonnaise Essentials: Faux Duke’s Version
- Did I say that Duke’s has a cult following… Well, here are some of the requests that the Duke’s factory have received over the years:
There was the man on his hospital death bed who asked for a tomato sandwich made with Duke’s.
There was the mother of the bride who, after the company made its switch from glass to plastic containers around 2005, demanded four glass jars with labels intact to use as centerpieces at her daughter’s wedding.
And there was the elderly woman from North Carolina. She wrote in hopes of obtaining just three glass jars, saying she’d like to be cremated and have her ashes placed in the containers for her three daughters.
I am not sure that the word “cult” really covers that one.
- I have made this recipe three ways: One, with a food processor, fitted with an S-Blade, another using my immersion blender, and finally, using my Vitamix blender.
All three have their advantages and disadvantages; however, if you own an immersion blender, you will be blown away with how easy it is to make emulsions, like mayonnaise.
As a matter of fact, it might be an excellent reason to go out and purchase one. Just sayin’ :-)