A Bizarre Experiment Apropos of Mayo

Before you think I’’ve gone off my rocker I will preface this post with this setup: strawberries and cream. Strawberry ice cream. Strawberry cream cheese. And I’’ll keep going with my setup: I’’ve also heard of strawberry coulis served with duck and strawberry pasta sauce. So I’’m not a complete and thorough madman to be mixing strawberry jam and mayonaise.

Okay, here’’s how it happened. I’’d made myself a little sandwich out of leftover grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, and mayo on rustic white. I saw the jar of excellent strawberry preserves my wife had bought at the farmer’s market. I saw one little leftover piece of bread. I saw the knife, with a schmear of mayo on it. 1. 2. 3. I was eating strawberry mayonaise on bread.

It was good. Was it savory? Was it sweat? I don’’t know. It was sweet, tart, rich, bready, satisfying.  Like cranberry sauce and gravy and stuffing. Or grapes and mayo in whatever that grapey mayo-y salad is. Good luck trying to convince anyone to eat this. I don’t even really recommend it. It’’s just kind of good. And kind of weird. Too weird not to report.
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Hugh

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2 Responses to A Bizarre Experiment Apropos of Mayo

  1. jooree says:

    This used to be a staple in my lunchbox. I was obsessed with mayo as a kid and needed it on everything. I wasn’t fond of peanut butter so the usual pb&j became mayo&j. My poor mother….I think I’ll go make one now….

  2. jooree says:

    This used to be a staple in my lunchbox. I was obsessed with mayo as a kid and needed it on everything. I wasn’t fond of peanut butter so the usual pb&j became mayo&j. My poor mother….I think I’ll go make one now….

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