Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
I know what you’re thinking.. why make mayonnaise out of bacon? Wouldn’t that be incredibly unhealthy?
OK, let’s consider store bought mayo from 3 leading brands…
Eggs from factory farm raised chickens, fed who-knows-what
GMO Soybean oil
Preservatives with names you don’t recognize (shoot, there’s a few I can’t even pronounce!)
High Fructose Corn Syrup (GMO corn. The one with the HFCS was a “light” one! When companies remove fat from products, they generally replace it with sugar, so watch out for light stuff!)
And “natural flavors”… uh… no one even knows what that means.
Instead, let’s make some fresh, non-sweetend, preservative free
Truth be told, I haven’t made this in a little while. It’s a summertime condiment for me. So I don’t have great photos of the creation process to share with you. Next time I make it though, I’ll totally update this blog post and show you what it looks like to make it! It’s really delicious, and is my favorite condiment on a really good home grilled burger! It’s also great for making deviled eggs, and then crumble a little bacon on top of the yellow…. OMGosh! Soooo yum!
OK, now that I’m drooling, let’s get down to business.
2 egg yolks
2 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp mustard of your choice. THIS BROWN MUSTARD is my fave! Brown/dijon seem to be nicer than yellow I think.
1/4 cup liquified, rendered bacon fat
• Beat yolks, vinegar and mustard till combined.
• Very slowly (I mean vvvvveeeeeerrrrrrrryyyyyyy ssssslllllooooowwwwwllllllyyyyy) drip in the bacon fat while continuing to beat the other ingredients. I suggest using a mixer, unless you’re looking to get a workout in and prefer to do it by hand. This process should take about 5 minutes.. see, I said “slowly”.
• continue beating until it looks like the right consistency for you. This could take a little while, especially if you’re doing it by hand!
This stuff is like GOLD in my house. If you’ve got enough bacon fat, make a double batch! You won’t regret it.
Look for nitrate / preservative free bacon in order to keep this mayo as pure as possible. Most grocery stores, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or local butchers have nitrate free, humanely raised bacon.