There are many cooking-related things that I have never done before- for example, I’ve never baked bread, made hollandaise sauce, made a crepe, or made homemade mayonnaise. All of these things intimidate me for one reason or another, and so many of these things made it onto my resolutions list for the new year.
After perusing Joy the Baker one day (if you haven’t visited her website, do so, it’s awesome!), I came upon a post on the best BLTs, complete with roasted red pepper mayonnaise. BLTs are such a great thing to make in the summer when the tomatoes are fresh, and you don’t want to use your oven. The only cooking involved is cooking the bacon (which you can cook in the oven, but I do on the stovetop for the most part). I figured her roasted red pepper mayonnaise was just the thing to kick these already delicious sandwiches up a notch, and give me the drive to make my own mayonnaise. I was so surprised at how easy it was- if you have a food processor that is (someday I’ll try making it by hand). That’s one resolution I can now check off my list!
- The leftover mayonnaise can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and will last for 3-4 days.
- The recipe makes a good amount, so you’ll probably will have a good amount leftover, depending on how many BLTs you are making. You could use the mayo on any type of sandwich or burger, as a dipping sauce for potato wedges, in egg or potato or chicken salad, as a dipping sauce for artichoke leaves….. whatever you want!!