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Apr 19, 2010 10:53 AM

So Much Mayo.... how to use up?

I've never been a mayo fan so we don't keep it in the house. I was craving banh mi on saturday, so I whipped up an egg's worth of mayo and am now left with the bulk of it. What to use the rest of it on? I'm secretly a picky eater, so many things like potato salad or egg salad are totally out of the question. My husband is a vegetarian. We were thinking celery remulade, as we have some celariac. Or I'm secretly craving a warm, spinach and artichoke dip. What other ideas do you have?

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  1. well i was going to suggest hot crab & artichoke dip until i noticed the part about DH being a vegetarian. i like the spinach dip idea. other options: deviled eggs, coleslaw, salad dressing...

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      +1 - I would also add the good old Egg Salad Sandwich.

      1. re: boyzoma

        OP already said egg salad was "totally out of the question," but i snuck the deviled eggs in there because the mayo is blended in beyond recognition ;)

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          Chocolate mayo cake. Lots of recipes on the web, and SOOO good! :) You can probably find a good recipe on the Best Foods/Hellmans website...

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            GHG - I apologize - I missed that one. Guess I was missing the "sandwich" part.

      2. I like to mix flavors into mayo usually for toppings to burgers or as a dip. Mostly chipotle peppers from a can or sometimes minced ginger for an Asian flair.

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        1. re: bizkat

          This. Mayo with lemon juice, capers, and garlic makes a delicious spread or topping (oh, especially for fish.)

          I also use mayo instead of butter for doing grilled cheese sandwiches -- it makes the bread crunchy and perfectly browned without having to *slather* it with butter!! :)

        2. This is a sauce I use to dip roasted veggies in (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts). It's also good with fish (salmon), or roasted pork. It is very close to an aioli, come to think of it.

          Lemony Dill Sauce

          3 tblspn mayo
          2 tblspn dijon mustard
          2 tblspn lemon juice
          1/2 tspn dill weed

          1. You can spread it on bread instead of butter for grilled sandwiches.
            Mix 3 Tbs mayo with a cup of cottage cheese, salt & pepper for a quick dip for potato chips. (it sounds simple and plain but really is quite good)

            1. When I pan fry or oven fry bland foods, I use a buttermilk/mayo mix to dip the item in and then into the crumb coat. I usually do it w/ chicken breast, tilapia but it would work for tofu, eggplant, other vegetables, too. You barely taste the mayo.

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              1. re: chowser

                Oh, yeah, one more thing you can use it for... Mayo makes a GREAT hair conditioner! slather it all over dry hair, put on a shower cap and let it sit for a while, then rinse and shampoo as usual. It makes your hair soft and shiny! :)