Infuse Your Mayo With Leftover Gravy For A Perfect Savory Spread

Whether you've just hosted a Sunday supper gathering for the whole family or your house was the spot for everyone's Thanksgiving celebration, you may find yourself with leftover gravy in the fridge. While you can easily use it as is or freeze it for later, you can also repurpose it by mixing it with mayo.

To transform your gravy into a creamy condiment, all you need to do is stir the gravy into the mayo, using as much or as little as you like. However, the key to a successful matchup is to ensure that you use cold gravy. Adding warm gravy to the mayo will destabilize it, potentially resulting in a messy sauce instead of velvety gravy-infused goodness.

Once you've combined the gravy with the mayo, store it in the refrigerator. Homemade gravy typically lasts up to four days, so your gravy-mayo concoction should remain fresh for most of the week. FreezingĀ it is also an option, but you might not want to. Although it would be safe to eat, mayonnaise doesn't retain its consistency well after being thawed from freezing.

How to enjoy your gravy-infused mayo

Gravy-infused mayonnaise is a savory way to top burgers, and makes a flavorful spread for sandwiches. It can also be a delectable dip for french fries. Stir it into mashed potatoes for added flavor and creaminess, or spread it on the outside of bread for a grilled cheese sandwich. Additionally, try adding a dollop or two to eggs before scrambling, making an omelet, or preparing a quiche. It can even be mixed with the yolks for a fresh take on classic deviled eggs.

There are also numerous ways to enhance this fusion of gravy and mayonnaise. Add a little brightness with a splash of lemon juice, or up the umami with fish sauce, miso, or Worcestershire sauce. You can also sprinkle in any fresh herbs you have, such as rosemary, thyme, or chives. Mince some garlic or dice onions and stir them in. Finally, for a bit of heat, consider adding horseradish, Tabasco, hot sauce, or cayenne.

Other ways to repurpose gravy

If you're still left with a lot of gravy after mixing some with mayonnaise, there are plenty of other ways to use it. It's straightforward to use it in its natural form as a sauce over meats and potatoes, or as a dipping sauce. But you can also creatively repurpose it to add depth of flavor to other dishes.

Consider using gravy in your one-pot wonders like soups, stews, and chili. You can use the gravy as the primary liquid, adding water until it reaches the desired consistency, or simply add it to the pot. It will not only add a meaty flavor but can also help create a thicker broth.

You can also use the gravy to create a simple sauce. Add meat like ground pork, turkey, or beef, along with herbs and spices, and you have an easy sauce that you can ladle over biscuits, baked potatoes, pasta, or rice. Alternatively, instead of meat, try adding plant-based meat alternatives, or use the sauce as a way to use up leftover veggies.