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12 amazing cooking tricks with mayonnaise

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Aside from being a delicious ~ seasoning, amazing cooking with mayonnaise can also be used in heaps of culinary applications that will level you up in the kitchen.  Mayonnaise is basically fat (eggs and oil, that is, two things that we often add to the food anyway to improve its flavor).  That’s why, although it’s just weird, it makes sense.

Amazing cooking: Add it to the sponge cake so that it comes out super juicy.Amazing cooking

It may seem crazy, but many people swear that amazing cooking with mayonnaise is the secret ingredient for making juicy sponge cakes. After all, mayonnaise is made with ingredients that are already in the recipe of the sponge cake, so the idea is not so crazy. Get here the recipe for these mayonnaise cupcakes with vanilla and brown sugar, and try it for yourself. Read more: How to prepare 10 tips from Donato de Santis for cooking pasta

Amazing cooking: Spread a brush with mayonnaise over your proteins before cooking them, to avoid sticking to the grill.Amazing cooking

Chef Michael Cimarusti from the Providence restaurant always uses a brush to give the fish a layer of mayonnaise before grilling it.  Why?  Because a thin layer of mayonnaise can prevent food from sticking to the grill, and thus brown evenly.  Look how to do it here.

Amazing cooking: To get a golden crust prepare your grilled cheese sandwich with mayonnaise instead of butter.Amazing cooking

To get the crunchiest crust, when preparing grilled cheese sandwich, use the brush to cover the bread with a thin layer of mayonnaise instead of butter.  You will not notice the flavor, but it will give your bread a wonderful crunchy texture and an intense golden tone.  (We have tried this method and we can confirm that you get a really good grilled cheese sandwich).

Amazing cooking: Use it to prepare fluffy cookies with only three ingredients.Amazing cooking

Leaching flour + milk + mayonnaise is all you need to prepare super responsive cookies that do not need yeast or ferment. Get the recipe here.

Amazing cooking: Throw it in the mashed potatoes to make it super tasty and creamy.Amazing cooking

It may sound taboo to add mayonnaise to mashed potatoes, but it is true that it leaves it super rich and creamy.  This recipe does not skimp on mayonnaise.  Use half a cup to provide a nice texture and an intense point of flavor (a bit like sour cream).  Learn how to do it here.

Amazing cooking: Spread the chicken with mayonnaise before putting it in the oven, and it will have a nice golden color.Amazing cooking

Amazing cooking with Mayonnaise perfect for spreading because it helps make the skin crisp and thick enough so you do not need to spray it or put it together. This recipe adds chili sauce and spices to mayonnaise, but you can try any type of spices you have on hand. Learn to prepare it here.

Amazing cooking: Use it to prepare breaded chicken breasts without flour or eggs.Amazing cooking

Breaded chicken breasts usually carry a layer of flour, then egg and then breadcrumbs, but this recipe simplifies things by replacing eggs and flour with mayonnaise.  Mayonnaise makes the breadcrumbs stick to the chicken (a bit like the glue) and adds a nice golden color.  Look at the recipe here.

Amazing cooking: Use it to create a creamy cheese paste perfect for melting on garlic bread.Amazing cooking

The secret for this garlic bread to come out so tremendously creamy is … (surprise!) Mayonnaise.  The mixture of grated cheese with mayonnaise creates a creamy paste that is easy to spread, which melts to form a juicy texture perfect for covering garlic bread or toast.  Look at the recipe here.

The secret for this garlic bread to come out so tremendously creamy is … (surprise!) Mayonnaise.

The mixture of grated cheese with mayonnaise creates a creamy paste that is easy to spread, which melts to form a juicy texture perfect for covering garlic bread or toast. Look at the recipe here.

Amazing cooking: Mix it with lean ground meat so that it is super juicy with the right touch of fat.Amazing cooking

This trick is especially useful when working with lean beef or chopped turkey.  It helps the meat to be juicy and adds the right amount of fat to add flavor without being too greasy.  Learn to do it here.

Amazing cooking: Prepare an easy marinade with mayonnaise.Amazing cooking

Mayonnaise contains fat and also acid, two things with which you can get a death marinade.  This recipe adds seasoning of herbs, garlic, and spices to give it a special touch, but be sure to add mayonnaise any flavor you want.  Look at the recipe here

Amazing cooking: Prepare a super fast Alfredo sauce.Amazing cooking

Instead of taking the trouble to prepare a traditional Alfredo sauce, just use mayonnaise to make a velvety sauce without the added work of preparing a “roux” (a sauce that mixes flour and butter) Look at the recipe here.

Amazing cooking: Toss in scrambled eggs, instead of milk or water.Amazing cooking

In his EveryDayCook recipe book, Alton Brown proposes adding a spoonful of amazing cooking with mayonnaise to eggs, instead of water or milk, to make them juicy.  And if Brown himself supports it, then it must be good.  Learn to prepare it here. Continue reading  Pizza, dough, better at home

 

The author is an expert on occupational training and a prolific writer who writes extensively on Business, technology, and education. He can be contacted for professional advice in matters related with occupation and training on his blog Communal Business and Your Business Magazine.

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