Some of you may remember last year when we had the topic “Gas or Charcoal” and I decided to stick with the food theme as the TR BBQ is on for tomorrow! I’m also lazily frying burgers in my house since the weather sucks outside and I’m a busy boy. However, in my family we have a specific issue that I’d like to have additional discussion on. You see, I’m a Mayonnaise guy, and it doesn’t matter on what. I’ll eat it on burgers, steak, cheese, hotdogs, fresh broccoli, cooked vegetables, on literally damn near anything. It’s amazing, especially with garlic or some hot sauce (I personally quite like the sweet flavor of scotch bonnets and make my own hot sauces from them). I’ve also made my own mayo a few times, and it’s been delicious.
I didn’t take this photo, but I sure wish I did
Both my mother and my mother-in-law think mayonnaise isn’t edible (my father says he can’t tell the difference between the two sauces. Dads, amirite?). They think Miracle Whip and its generic clones are where it’s at. I don’t get it, but they’re not alone. I’ve met other people who think it’s the most delicious condiment. I’ve wondered if it’s a generational thing, as Andrew F. Smith claims in his book: that Miracle whip was created to be a cheaper substitute to Mayo. If true then Miracle whip would have been far more common in the less affluent neighborhoods my family comes from than pricey French sauces.
So where do you guys sit? When you’re making a sandwich, burger, or just looking to smear some white slime on something which bottle would be found in your fridge? Are you on team SWEATSHOPKING/MAYO or Team Mothers/Miracle Whip? Do you have any excellent recipes for mayo we should all be using? Let me know!
You guys already gathering for the BBQ tomorrow chime in what you’ll be slathering tomorrow!