I was surprised to find that mayonnaise lasts forever in an unopened jar. Ideal to add to our stored goods.
However, mayonnaise shouldn’t last that long as it contains eggs. Products containing eggs don’t last that long normally so is it something that is put in it?
Mix 100ml of sunflower oil and 100ml of olive oil.
Put contents of one egg in a processing bowl.
Add a tablespoon of lemon juice.
A tablespoon of French mustard.
Half a tablespoon of salt
Half a tablespoon of sugar.
50ml of the oil mix.
Process at max speed for 10 seconds.
Stand for 10 seconds.
Process at medium speed and add the remainder of the oil in through the top.
It will slowly thicken, when it reaches the right consistency, about 30 seconds, stop the processor.
Scrape the sides to put the mix in the bowl.
Process at medium speed for a further 5 seconds.
Substitute 3 egg yolks for the one egg.
Process as before.
Move to jar and store in fridge.
Both these mixtures will store for up to a week in the fridge.
So it is not what we put in it when you make it then. MMmmm. Makes you wonder what preservatives and other chemicals the manufacturers put in their product that makes it last forever. In my opinion a very good reason for not adding it to your stores actually.