Pretzels. Hot dogs. Sandwiches. It's easy to find a use for a can of Dijon mustard, but the same can't really be said for dry mustard. After all, how many of us admit to having a tin of Colman's mustard powder at home that's been open (and unused) for months or even years?
In truth, powdered mustard, as it's also known, is really just the dehydrated equivalent of the world's favorite condiment, which means it's just as versatile in the kitchen. Here are a few ways to make the most of it.
- Add a pinch to achieve intense, saturated flavors in your favorite deviled egg recipe.
- Incorporate powdered mustard into any spice rub and use on barbecue chicken, smoked ribs, and more.
- Add a straw-yellow color and acidic bite to a casserole like baked macaroni and cheese or potatoes au gratin.
See a few more of our suggested ways to use dry mustard when you read on.
- Even a pinch of dry mustard promises baked beans packed with punch.
- Just as mustard adds pizzazz to a ham and cheese sandwich, it can do the same as a dry rub for a baked bone-in ham.
- Add to creamy cauliflower or carrot soups for depth of flavor.
- Whisk into vinaigrettes with a squeeze of honey; drizzle over mixed greens or steamed asparagus.
What else have you managed to make better with a pinch of powdered mustard? Let us know in the comments below.