Dijon mustard gets its characteristic flavor from white wine that’s added to the mustard-seed soaking liquid. Maurice Grey and Auguste Poupon brought Dijon to the masses, but making your own mustard is just as easy as buying it at the store. This version has a rustic, grainy texture that adds a pleasant pop to potato salad and works well atop bratwurst.
Game plan: You’ll need to soak the seeds for 2 days before you can blend and serve the mustard. Also, keep in mind that allyl isothiocyanate, the oil in mustard seeds that gives pungency and heat, tends to dissipate over time, so the longer the finished mustard sits in the refrigerator, the less spicy it will become.
This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Mustard project.