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History Cookbook: Eggless Mayonnaise

This recipe is in categories World War 2, Picnic, Salads
About this recipe
Healthiness : (631 votes)
Difficulty:  2 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: This seems a simple recipe but judging the mixing and getting the consistency right can be quite difficult.
Preparation Time: 20-30 minutes
Number of servings: Enough to accompany 4 salads.
Serving suggestions: Serve with Fresh salad.

This recipe provided an alternative to mayonnaise made with eggs, as eggs were a rationed food during WW2. It was submitted by Fergus Martin, Chef at the Robinson College, Wyboston Lakes.
  • 1 small baked potato
  • 5ml (1 tsp) mustard
  • salt
  • about 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 150ml (¼ pt) salad oil
  • Peeler
  • Chopping board
  • Masher
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mixing bowl
Making and cooking it
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  1. Peel and mash the potato
  2. Stir in the mustard and salt
  3. Add the vinegar,  beating well
  4. Beat in the salad oil slowly, adding only a little at a time and mixing well
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Name: Sarah 16th December 2014
It's better to put the potato through a fine sieve after it has been cooked to get a smoother texture.
Name: Eddie Alen 24th March 2012
Name: Felipe 20th February 2012
I agree - I can't stand Miracle Whip, and I'm not a huge fan of German pottao salad. But, this pottao salad's a real winner, as long as you like mayo & creamier things. Hope you like!
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