Sunday, January 8, 2012

1950's mayonnaise making...

So this was the way to make homemade Mayonnaise....
back in the day...

 I  found this Vintage Wesson Oil Mayonnaise maker
during my "saturday thrifting"
So cool ~ The recipe is embossed right on the jar...

~an egg, 2 tbls. lemon juice or vinegar, a teaspoon each
mustard, salt,sugar and a dash of pepper
Beat in thoroughly as you pour from can
one pint Wesson oil!

Once you were done adding all the oil, your mayonnaise was finished.  
The lid was specially made so the oil would gradually drizzle down on the other
ingredients while you beat everything together.

This Vintage Find is listed in my EBAY shop!

Stay Cozy,
Carrie

10 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Oh my.....that brings back memories. It was my job when I was a kid and it took a bit of work. Can you still buy Wesson oil? I haven't seen it in our stores here for years. I used to like using it for homemade french fries because it wasn't as greasy as some other oils.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I used to make mayo. Didn't know there was such a thing. How handy that would have been. I've said it before...you find the best stuff.

acorn hollow said...

what a great find. I think you could use olive oil and get the same results.
Cathy
ps I am a new follower

wendy said...

I guess I never even thought about how mayonaise was originally made.
I wouldn't have even known what that jar was had I seen it.
Very cool !!!

and no wonder mayonaise is so fattening with all that oil eh.

Thoughts for the day said...

Would that recipe work today and would I want to eat a raw egg?

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks like such fun! I can imagine how good it tastes without all of the preservatives!

XO,
Jane

Diane Mars said...

I have never seen one of these before very interesting! Are you going to try it?
ox, Diane

Rebecca Subbiah said...

this is fun want to see the mayo and happy new year :-)

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

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Anonymous said...

This is great! My father keeps his on his windowsill and still uses it. (I found your post because I was trying to get this recipe, actually!)

Fresh mayo is awesome. Someone mentioned olive oil, just be sure not to use extra virgin, that is very potent!

The trick to making this contraption work well is to mix all the ingredients and add the oil at a really, really slow trickle. This mayonnaise maker works great but it takes some serious stamina to keep up the plunging to make it to mayo stage.

I just used your recipe to make mayo with a new fangled mayo maker, didn't work, had to move it to the kitchen aid. The recipe was really lemony, I was wondering if it is possible it could be 2 tsp of lemon juice or vinegar not Tablespoons? We've always followed the recipe on the jar at Dad's and you can't taste the lemon or vinegar.