Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Quick Mayonnaise Tip

It's never recommended to freeze mayonnaise or foods that contain mayo, but if you have some that accidentally froze (like ours did in our spare refrigerator recently), you might still be able to use it.

It will separate and won't be good for sandwiches or most salads, but it's still fine for some salad dressings (such as ranch dressing made from a mix) and some cooked foods (such as spinach-artichoke dip or mayonnaise chocolate cake).

Just give it a good stir with a spoon or stick blender and use as usual in these types of recipes. It's better than letting it go to waste.


SonyaAnn said...

This I did not know! Thank you now if I can get you to come here and cook! I love your blog. It makes an underachiever in the kitchen like me want to try new things!

Annie Jones said...

Flattery will get you everywhere, SonyaAnn. I might even keep blogging.

A.Marie said...

Now, that is something that I did know! I thought it would be ruined when this happened. I won't mention that this happened to me awhile back, and I THREW IT AWAY!! If only I had known! UGH!!

And, it was the BRAND NAME kind also! Not the cheap-o that I ususally buy!! :)

Annie Jones said...

A.Marie: We are addicted to ranch dressing here, using it as a dip as well as a dressing. We buy the large (gallon ?) containers of mayo at Sam's Club. Ours was still half full when it froze. I couldn't bear to throw that much out without at least giving it a try.