Fancy mayo is a quick way to a gourmet sandwich!

From   |  October 11, 2010
In Frugal Food & Facts, Kitchen Basics

Even in a moderately “fancy” restaurant, you can order a sandwich anytime, and usually you’ll pay $10 or more for it. So why not do the same thing at home for a fraction of the cost?

Sandwiches are easy to make, they’re filling and super quick. The secret to most sandwiches is not only the contents and bread, but the spread. Plain mayo or mustard will work, for sure. But those signature sauces, spreads and smears at the restaurants are easy-peasy to make at home.

All you have to do is scoop out some good-quality store-bought mayonnaise and add a few full-flavored stir-ins. We especially like these recipes featuring pesto, roasted garlic and chutney, but a tablespoon or so of chopped roasted red peppers, plain garlic, fresh herbs, avocado or chili sauce also are good choices.

Do you ever make fancy mayonnaise at home? What are your favorites?

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