Potato Salad With Homemade Mayonnaise
NOTE: My mom never used mayonnaise from a jar for her potato salad. It takes time to make this, so don’t try to rush. If it turns a clabber-like consistency, just start over using a clean bowl and a raw egg yolk. Add the clabbered mixture slowly, stirring constantly. (I find the summer heat of Louisiana affects this recipe) Don’t be frightened off by this. The flavor of homemade is well worth the effort.
When we were growing up I remember all of us in the kitchen each with a job to do to help prepare the meal. This was always my brother, Ralph’s, job. I did the Roux.
1 cup vegetable oil
1/8 tsp. white vinegar
Salt, black and red pepper to taste
Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes. Boil potatoes and 4 eggs. When potatoes are tender, drain.
In a small mixing bowl put one boiled egg yolk and one raw egg yolk, Mix, adding one teaspoon salad oil at a time and mixing it in until all of the oil is used. Put in vinegar and mix. Season to taste. Cut boiled eggs in potatoes. Mix mayonnaise mixture into potatoes and eggs.
NOTE: You can use a hand mixer, on low speed, instead of mixing by hand. I still like to do it by hand. It reminds me of my childhood. My brother Ralph, had this job of making the mayonnaise. It brings back many memories, and it’s rather relaxing to make.