Condiment Essentials: Special Secret Sauce
Andy Anderson !
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
I would hesitate to call this a “copycat” recipe because of some of the changes I made to it.
Hint: Their “special” sauce is not made with thousand-island, or French dressing. It has some of the ingredients of both, but it is different. That is why it is “special.”
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.
THE SPECIAL SAUCE
1 cmayonnaise, plain variety, i prefer duke’s
2 Tbspsweet relish
1 Tbspyellow mustard
1 Tbspbbq sauce
1 tspapple cider vinegar
1 tspdehydrated onions ground to a powder
1/2 tspsweet paprika
1/8 tspgarlic powder
1/8 tspsalt, kosher variety, fine grind
How to Make Condiment Essentials: Special Secret Sauce
- Storage of homemade condiments and spices
Because homemade spices and condiments do not contain any preservatives, it is important to store them properly. Non-reactive (glass) containers with tight-fitting lids are a must. If I am making a dry spice, I love to use old spice bottles that I have run through the dishwasher.
If I am doing homemade sauces, I love using Weck jars. They are all glass, come in all sizes and shapes, and have excellent leakproof lids. If you shop online, you can go to Amazon, and type in “Weck Jars” and you will find a ton of them.
Dry spices should be kept in a cool space, away from sunlight (spice cabinet), and sauces, in most cases, should be stored in the fridge.
This particular recipe, if stored correctly, should last about 2 weeks.
- Homemade Mayonnaise
To be sure, there are some good store-bought mayo’s on the market (my all-time favorite is Duke’s) If you live in the South, you have probably seen it on the shelves of your local grocer; however, as you travel North, it becomes as scarce as hen’s teeth.
If you would like to take a stab at making your own (it really is not all that difficult), check out this recipe:
Mayonnaise Essentials: Faux Duke’s Version
Another recipe I used is my homemade ketchup.
If you are interested, here you go:
Versatile Homemade Ketchup