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May 24, 2010 12:19 PM

11 Mustards In My Fridge and I'm Still Reaching for the Plochmans

I managed to find some 73/27 ground beef, which is getting scarce out here in Austin, to make some cast-iron skillet burgers.

Rummaging around in my frigerator door I took notice of the plenitude of mustards lurking on the racks. 11 to be precise.

Ignoring all the fancy, heritage this, stone ground that I reached for the tried and true: Plochman's, simply the finest mustard ever produced.

What's your favorite mustard for old timey burgers?

Do you keep a bottle of Plochman's on hand?

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  1. Always. My wife gets nervous if there's no back-up jar.

    1. French's, if it comes in a glass jar. I swear I can tell the difference, if it is bottled in plastic.

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      1. re: gfr1111

        I can't find it in glass anymore

        1. re: ChrisOC

          Safeway carries the old time glass jar, a little pricey at $2.75 but I get it for my mom, she hates squeeze bottles.

        1. re: junescook

          Kosciusco and just recently discovered, Ba-Tempte! Best on any kind of deli sandwich. Great stuff and so cheap!

          1. re: mwerkharder

            Agree on the Kosciusko which is made by Plochman's by the way.

            1. re: Eric in NJ

              4th for Kosciusko. The ony mustard I am tempted to eat straight. However, be careful not to get too obsessed, or you might end up like this guy.....


              1. re: Steve

                I like Kosciusko too, though I prefer it on a dog or polish. Hellmann's and jalapeno's on my burger, no mustard.

        2. Yes.
          Sometimes the old way is still the best way.

          1. Even though we're great fans of The Mustard Museum and buy a huge selection about once a year (currently have in the fridge: Wisconsin cranberry, French dijon with walnuts, wholegrain with Guinness, Italian pepper parmesan, Sierra Nevada pale ale and honey spice...and on the shelf, still waiting: brown ginger and madras curry mustards) we still ALWAYS stock the Plochman's. It's the best yellow mustard out there! I just wish it still came in those infinitely useful, squat glass jars with the reusable plastic lids, as many of my spices are stored in those, and I need more.

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              1. re: Beckyleach

                Forget the yellow Plochman's, stone ground all the way!

                1. re: saeyedoc

                  That one's good, too...but sometimes you just want Retro.