5 Ways Unusual, But Amazing Ways to Use Mayo

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Whether store-bought or homemade, mayonnaise is a staple in most kitchens. It may seem like the simple combination of eggs and oil is good for nothing more than tuna sandwiches, but those who know the value of the creamy sauce understand just how versatile it can be. Here are five ways that mayo can be the hero of your next dish. 

Egg Wash

Many baking recipes call for egg wash to give the pastry a golden finish. The yolky mixture is also something that is essential in making crumbed chicken breasts. Next time you get a schnitzel craving, instead of whisking up some eggs, spread some mayo instead. 

Salad Dressing

This one may seem obvious, but mayonnaise makes a magnificent dressing for your greens. Combine mayo with onion and garlic powder, fresh herbs, salt, and pepper, and you have the ultimate ranch sauce that will coat every bit of salad. 


Mayonnaise equals moisture when it comes to cooking. For juicy chicken, all you need to do is mix some mayo with lemon, garlic, and seasonings, and marinade your pieces. The marinade can also be used on veggies. 

Grilled Cheese

Want the best grilled cheese you’ve ever tasted? Mayo is the way to get it! Spread a layer of mayonnaise on the outside of the sandwich and fry it. You’re welcome. 

Chocolate Cake

Trust us on this one—mayonnaise will give you the succulent chocolate cake of your dreams. The mayo will do everything that oil does, making the cake moist but without leaving it feeling greasy. It will be the secret ingredient all your friends will be begging to know.