Easy Egg-Free Garlic Mayo with Sweet Potato & Yam Fries

Used to be that mayo was made from eggs which came from chickens. Used to be!  Now, mayo comes from a whole other chick altogether – a chickpea in fact, or rather the water that the chickpea floats in, which has the fancy name of aquafaba, aka bean water. Aquafaba is a revolution to those who are allergic to eggs, or who don’t eat them because they are vegan.

This vegan mayonnaise takes fewer than 5 minutes to prepare if you already have the roasted garlic, and costs about 50 cents (Canadian) for about 250 ml. Cheap, easy, delicious…what’s not to like!

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Sweet Potato and Yam Fries with Egg-Free Garlic Mayo

Egg-Free Garlic Mayo

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon aquafaba (the water from a can of chickpeas)
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil + 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon roasted garlic, finely minced
  • pinch of turmeric for colour, optional

Instructions

If you have an immersion (stick) blender:

  1. Put the 3 tablespoons of aquafaba, 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard and a good shake of salt in a tall vessel.
  2. Using your immersion blender, blend for about 20 seconds on low. Then very slowly add the 1/2 cup of oil while continuing to blend –  you are adding oil a drop at a time essentially. When done, you should have a mayo-like consistency. If it’s not quite thick enough, add more oil, a drop at a time, while blending.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish and add the roasted garlic and a pinch of turmeric if you want the colour to be more like real mayo.
  4. Enjoy with fries and a good beer!

If you have a Blendtec with a Twister Jar:

  1. Put the 3 tablespoons of aquafaba, 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard and a good shake of salt in the blender jar.
  2. Press Speed 2 and let it run through the whole cycle.
  3. Open the stopper on the top of the jar, press Speed 2 again, and very slowly add 1/4 cup of the oil through the cycle – so you are adding oil a drop at a time essentially. The cycle lasts about 50 seconds.
  4. Repeat step 3 with the remaining 1/4 cup oil. When done, you should have a mayo-like consistency. If it’s not quite thick enough, add more oil, a drop at a time, while blending.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and add the roasted garlic and stir in a pinch of turmeric if you want the colour to be more like real mayo.
  6. Enjoy with fries and a good beer!

Note

If the blend does not turn into a mayo-like consistency, try removing all of the ingredients from the blender or vessel.  Put 3 tablespoons of aquafaba in the blender/vessel and then follow from Step 2 on, but instead of using new oil, use the oil/aquafaba/vinegar/mustard mix that you emptied out.

PS – Some ideas to use up those chickpeas: Spicy Chickpea Cakes with Melon, Mandarin and Mint SalsaCauliflower, Sweet Potato, Spinach and Pineapple with Curry Ginger Cardamom Cream SauceLemon Spinach Hummus.

Some more aquafaba recipes: Ginger Molasses CookiesCarrot Cake with Blood Orange Cream Cheese IcingTriple Threat Coconut Cupcakes with Lemon Basil Coconut GlazeLow Sugar Buckwheat, Oatmeal, and Maple Syrup Muffins.

Sweet Potato and Yam Fries

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced into fry shapes
  • 2 large yams, sliced into fry shapes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Put the sweet potatoes and yams in a mixing bowl and drizzle with the oil.
  2. Place the fries on a baking sheet and bake at 375 for 20 to 30 minutes until browned and golden.
  3. Serve with sea salt and mayo.
  4. Tell me what you think!

 

 

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    • Hi Paula – definitely worth a try! For my blender, I started by looking at the instructions for making regular mayo with egg and used those settings. I did have a misprint in my post though, I actually used the Twister Jar (which has a 2 cup capacity), not the Wild Side which is just over 4 cups. I think the smaller jar might be better for the smaller volume. I will try with my bigger jar tomorrow though and let you know!

      Back to you shortly!
      Sylvia

      Update!
      Hi Paula – so I tried with the bigger jar (4 cup size) and did not have success unfortunately. I don’t think there is enough liquid for the placement of the blender blade. At Speed 2 it was not blending, so I tried upping it to Speed 4, which did seem to help for the first pass (Step 2 in the recipe), nicely combining the ingredients and turning it white. But after that I could not seem to find a speed that worked well – Speed 4 seemed to high and Speed 3 too low! 😦 The only upshot was that I did not want to waste the ingredients, so I added 2 cups of chickpeas and it turns into a very creamy hummus!

      If you experiment with your Vitamix tell me how it goes!

      Sylvia

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