A jar of mayonnaise isn’t much more than a few egg yolks and oils blended together, but this amazing condiment can be enjoyed more than just on a burger or in a salad dressing. Have you ever tried mayonnaise as a marinade with your pork chops? It’s delicious! It’s time to dig into other uses for mayonnaise!
Uses for Mayonnaise
Did you know that mayonnaise can serve several purposes outside of the kitchen as well? Seriously. In the past, people have used it to help treat things like sunburns and bug bites. Are you curious about what else the sandwich spread can be used for? I’d love to share with you what I’ve discovered. These are several fabulous uses for mayonnaise that you probably didn’t know about.
Just for your information, I don’t make my own mayo or mayonnaise. I buy the Best Foods Brand or Hellman’s, whichever is cheaper.
Sure, we all know to add mayo on top of our burgers, but have you ever mixed it in with your burger meat to help it retain its juiciness? This is especially a good thing to try if you decided to go with leaner ground beef. Homemade Hamburger Buns In One Hour
Grilled cheese lovers will absolutely love this next one! Most people prefer using butter to spread on the outside of their grilled cheese sandwiches, but I dare you to try using mayonnaise. It creates a crispy mouth-watering grilled cheese sandwich experience like you’ve never had before. How To Make The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Alfredo Sauce Substitute
When you’re in the mood for some chicken alfredo but don’t have the sauce that you need, mayo again, will come to your rescue. All you need to do is add milk to your mayo until you find the desired creamy texture. It might not taste exactly the same, but hey, it will still turn out delicious! Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar
Looking for ways to make fluffier pancakes in the morning? With just 2 to 3 tablespoons of mayo added to your batter and your pancakes will provide you with exactly the texture and flavor you’ve been searching for. Eggnog Pancakes And Eggnog Syrup
Pancakes aren’t the only breakfast item on the menu that can benefit from a jar of mayonnaise. You can also bring an incredible silkiness to your scrambled eggs when you add a ratio of 1 teaspoon of mayo to every 2 eggs that you use. 8 Types of Eggs You Can Eat
Chocolate Cake and Frosting
If you’ve never tried it, I’d encourage you to use mayonnaise as one of your main ingredients the next time when making a chocolate cake. Trust me, you won’t regret it! Not only does it make the cake extra moist, but mayonnaise can also add an extra irresistible creaminess to your chocolate frosting. Best Chocolate Cake Ever
Marinade Made from Mayonnaise
Because of its fat and oil content, mayo can be used as a marinade to add delicious flavor to some of your favorite meat dishes like chicken and pork chops. You can also apply it to meats while you’re grilling so that they don’t stick to the grill. The Best Marinated Carrot Salad Recipe In The World
Relieves Sunburns and Bites
Remove Sticky Price Tags
Have you ever had a tough time removing the price tag off of an item that you were giving to somebody as a gift? And even when you finally do get the price tag removed, there’s usually a sticker residue that is left behind. Not to worry, a dab of mayo rubbed in that region will do the trick! Much like the product WD-40, many sticky residue issues can be taken care of. Try some mayo on those bumpers after you’ve removed the bumper stickers that have been there for a while.
If you have some sap on your car from parking under a tree, apply some mayo, let it sit for a few minutes, then gently wipe the surface clean. Try it for tar removal on your hub caps and wheel wells too.
Remove Crayon Marks
Have any of your smaller children ever grabbed a crayon and decided to color on your walls? If that “artwork” is still staring back at you, just know that there is still hope! Try using a damp washcloth that has a bit of mayonnaise mixed into it and watch how the markings lift right off. 45 Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
Remove Water Rings
Crayon markings aren’t the only thing that mayonnaise can remove. The next time someone leaves behind water rings after setting a drink on one of your wooden surfaces without using a coaster, there will be no need to get upset. Simply cover the water ring with mayonnaise and leave it for a few hours. Then take a clean cloth and buff the surface.
Loosen Tight Rings
Most of you know that any type of soap works great to help get a stuck ring off of your finger. But as it turns out, you can use mayo as well. This is particularly due to the oils that are present in mayonnaise.
Get Gum Out of Hair
If you’ve ever had to try and get sticky gum out of one of your children’s hair before, you know there’s not much you can do besides grabbing a pair of scissors. But if you take a little mayo and rub it through their hair, you’ll be shocked to see that the gum will loosen and come right out with a little time and smooth brushing.
Believe it or not, there are some people that use mayonnaise as a hair conditioner. Now I’m not exactly telling you to do this one, but it will work if you decide to give it a try. Just take about half a cup of mayo and massage it into your dry hair and scalp and allow it to sit for several minutes. Many people cover their hair with a shower cap for better results. Then be sure to follow up by using shampoo and rinse it out in the shower when you’re finished. 35 Essential Personal Hygiene Products You Need to Stock
Do cuticles drive you bonkers as much as they do for me? Try rubbing some mayonnaise into your cubicles to help moisturize them so that they aren’t so irritating. Who would have thought that uses for mayo would come in handy for cuticles?
What are other uses for the mayonnaise?
- Chicken salad
- Tuna salad
- Potato salad – use your favorite herbs too for a delicious salad
- Kill Head lice treatment (try for yourself, I have not personally tried this) – use the same treatment mentioned above for hair conditioner.
- Mexican street corn topping
- Salad dressings
- Use as a sauce on sweet potatoes
- Mix with ketchup for a great French fries dip – your kids will love it
- Use in place of canola oil in various recipes
- Clean off the dust from your houseplant leaves using mayo on a cloth and a little water – it cleans and adds some oil to the leaves
- If you have squeaky door hinges, remove the hinge pin, wipe away any dust or rust, coat with a thin layer of mayo, replace the pin and wipe off any excess mayo.
- Clean those finger-smudged piano keys
- Make your stainless steel utensils and other items shine again.
- Remove paint splatters on wood floors, countertops, and other services before the paint dries.
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As you can see, the possibilities and uses for mayonnaise are truly endless. With all of these creative uses, I bet you’ll never look at a jar of mayo the same way again! Whether it’s in the kitchen or somewhere else around your house, have you discovered any other uses for mayonnaise that you’d be willing to share? I’d love to hear what you’ve all come up with in the comments section below! May God Bless this world, Linda
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