Wun’erful, wun’erful! July 13, 2010Posted by Toy Lady in Food, Giveaway.
(This giveaway has ended.)
We’ve found an online shopping site that carries pretty much everything you could ever need – from platform beds to kitchen gadgets to, well, pretty much anything you want, I guess.
Including a stick blender. (I’ll come back to this in a minute.)
Long-time readers may know about my love for mayonnaise and may even remember, a couple of years ago, when I gave up my beloved Hellman’s for (gasp) light mayo.
But you know what’s even better than Hellman’s?
“But wait!” I hear you shouting, “What about the work? The fat? The calories? The flat-out decadence?”
Ah. Here’s the thing.
Homemade mayo really doesn’t have to be all the much work. I can make a half pint of mayonnaise in less than a minute.
And the fat? Well, while traditional mayonnaise is basically an emulsion of egg yolk and who-knows-what oil, my mayonnaise uses the whole egg – non-fat white and all, and whichever oil suits my fancy that day – including heart-healthy olive oil or grapeseed oil or, well, whatever oil won’t kill you this week.
And it uses nothing but a humble (but awesomely cool!) stick blender and a couple of pantry staples.
It’s very simple – just gather together the following:
- 1 egg (room temperature is better, but don’t sweat it if it’s not) (use a pasteurized egg if you’re concerned about the uncooked-ness of the mayo)
- a dab of dijon mustard (maybe 1 tsp.) or a bit of ground mustard (1/4 tsp.)
- a dash of lemon juice (1/2 tsp.)
- a pinch of salt
- whatever other flavors you want – freshly ground pepper, herbs, chipotle, garlic – whatever you want!
- about 2/3 to 3/4 cup of your choice of oil – canola, olive, corn oil, whatever.
Drop everything but the oil into the cup that comes with your stick blender, cover the egg with the stick blender, and start blending, adding the oil once the blender is going.
And that’s really it.
You’ll end up with about 1 cup, or half a pint, of thick, flavorful mayonnaise, ready to mix with your potatoes or macaroni in a salad, or spread on your whole wheat bread with the turkey breast and leafy green lettuce – it’s just like real mayonnaise!
And really, who needs more mayo than that at one time, anyway?
And it’s not some lousy off-brand stuff, either. This is thick, rich mayoNAISE, baby!
And, because this is such a cool thing, the online mega-retailer, CSN Stores has offered an online $40 gift certificate to one of our readers so you can get your very own stick blender – or whatever it is you’d like from any CSN Store. Go ahead, check them out, I’ll wait.
I know, right?
Here’s what you do. Simply leave a comment on this post telling us what kitchen gadget you either can’t live without or would love to get.
And, as a bonus, if you’re a blogger, link back to this post on your blog, then leave me a comment with a link to your blog post.
(It looks like CSN doesn’t ship outside the US and Canada, so this giveaway is limited to people with those shipping addresses.)
Comments will be closed (and entries will end) next Tuesday, July 20, at 5:00 pm Eastern (real) time. We’ll announce the winner the following day.