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  • bacon fat mayo = GAMECHANGER

    I've been making my own mayo since going primal 8 months ago, skeptically using expensive "light tasting olive oil" with my lovely pastured eggs. It's so much better than store bought so I tried to forget the skepticism and accept my mayo as a big win on my personal war with Omega 6's. When Mark's post on olive oil appeared the other day which echoed my skepticism on nasty olive oil posers, I struggled with what to do.

    I ran across using bacon fat as the oil in the mayo recipe. Slightly perplexed, still slightly skeptical, I tried.

    I could eat it plain! Absolutely the best thing I have ever made. Cole slaw, delish. Brocolli slaw, delish. Using the rest of it today for homemade ranch dressing... cannot wait. Here's the recipe, just substituted melted bacon fat for the oil.

    Homemade Paleo Mayo Cooking Demo!! | Everyday Paleo

    Best part... I was collecting more forested pork belly fat than I could possibly use in cooking. It's basically free with purchase of my pork belly. Delicious and cost conscious.

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    Originally posted by amdws1234 View Post
    I've been making my own mayo since going primal 8 months ago, skeptically using expensive "light tasting olive oil" with my lovely pastured eggs. It's so much better than store bought so I tried to forget the skepticism and accept my mayo as a big win on my personal war with Omega 6's. When Mark's post on olive oil appeared the other day which echoed my skepticism on nasty olive oil posers, I struggled with what to do.

    I ran across using bacon fat as the oil in the mayo recipe. Slightly perplexed, still slightly skeptical, I tried.

    I could eat it plain! Absolutely the best thing I have ever made. Cole slaw, delish. Brocolli slaw, delish. Using the rest of it today for homemade ranch dressing... cannot wait. Here's the recipe, just substituted melted bacon fat for the oil.

    Homemade Paleo Mayo Cooking Demo!! | Everyday Paleo

    Best part... I was collecting more forested pork belly fat than I could possibly use in cooking. It's basically free with purchase of my pork belly. Delicious and cost conscious.
    OMG. This sound awesome. Thank you for the idea -- I'm trying it this weekend...
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    • #3
      Great idea!

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      • #4
        Do you have any tips? I've done the olive oil mayo and it tastes like butt on a butt. What seasonings do you use, or is the bacons natural deliciousness enough?
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        • #5
          Excellent idea!

          I've also been making my mayo with a ratio of 1/4 coconut oil to 3/4 avocado oil (my recipe calls for 3/4 cup oil total, I just kind of eyeball the amounts). Perfect consistency from the fridge, but don't add any more coconut oil than that or it gets too firm when refrigerated.

          What's the bacon fat version like, after you've refrigerated it?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by katzilla View Post
            Do you have any tips? I've done the olive oil mayo and it tastes like butt on a butt. What seasonings do you use, or is the bacons natural deliciousness enough?
            I used her recipe exactly. I ran out of light olive oil one time and had to use 1/2 light and 1/2 regular olive oil. It was inedible.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Goldie View Post
              What's the bacon fat version like, after you've refrigerated it?
              It's firmer than mayo definitely, not as firm as bacon fat though. May have to let it sit out of the fridge a bit before I try the ranch dressing.

              In the cole slaw and brocolli slaw, both are fine, probably because cut with white vinegar.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by amdws1234 View Post
                It's firmer than mayo definitely, not as firm as bacon fat though. May have to let it sit out of the fridge a bit before I try the ranch dressing.

                In the cole slaw and brocolli slaw, both are fine, probably because cut with white vinegar.
                Oh, very good. Maybe the thing is to have two versions on hand, and use the bacon fat one for any recipe that has another liquid added to the mayo, and the avocado oil one for making egg salad, tuna salad, etc.

                Thanks!

                Here's my recipe:

                1 egg yolk, at room temperature
                2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
                1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
                1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
                1 teaspoon cold water
                3/4 cup oil, depending on taste:
                --EVOO
                OR
                --approx. 1/4 cup coconut oil + 1/2 cup EVOO (not so olive oil tasting)
                OR
                --approx. 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup avocado oil
                OR
                --3/4 cup avocado oil

                Whisk together the egg yolk, vinegar, mustard, salt and water by hand until frothy, about 1 minute. (It works best done in a narrow cup with an immersion blender instead of whisking.)

                Continue whisking while drizzling the oil in very, very slowly. Once the mayonnaise starts to thicken, you can drizzle the rest of the oil in a bit faster, whisking the whole time. The mayonnaise is done when all the oil has been mixed in and the consistency is fairly thick.

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