How to make Homemade Carnivore Mayo - In under 10 minutes, with minimal ingredients, you can make keto carnivore bacon mayo! Using leftover bacon oil makes this homemade carnivore recipe not only delicious and full of flavour but also extra easy.
Are you always searching for different ways to use up leftover bacon grease? I hate food waste, especially when I am paying top dollar for grass-fed and grass-finished meat!
Well, now I have a recipe that can use any type of liquid leftover oil, whether it be from bacon or from these Keto Carnivore Pork Belly Bites!
What is a Carnivore Diet?
The Carnivore Diet is an extreme dietary approach that involves consuming exclusively animal products, primarily meat, fish, and animal fats, while completely excluding plant-based foods. This means individuals following the Carnivore Diet eat meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and animal-derived fats like butter and lard. The diet excludes all forms of plant foods, including fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and plant-based oils. If you want to read more about how the Carnivore diet compares to the protein-sparing modified diet, check out this post.
In general, the carnivore diet consumes more protein than the keto diet which is higher in fat. See the FAQ section for more details.
Why You Should Make Homemade Carnivore Mayo
If you’ve never tried homemade mayo, then you are in for a treat.I’ve used this homemade mayonnaise recipe (which uses Avocado oil) more times than I can count but decided I need a keto bacon mayo that could fit into a carnivore diet. Here’s why I love this recipe so much:
- Texture - This keto carnivore bacon mayo turns out ultra creamy
- Taste - Since we are using leftover bacon grease, that means that this carnivore recipe ends up so much more flavourful than anything you can buy at the store
- Easy - This carnivore recipe does not use any fancy ingredients and the whole process takes less than 10 minutes.
- Customizable -You can add extra ingredients for more flavour (like roasted garlic or herbs) or spice it up with some keto chile jam. I’ve shared suggestions below.
Keto Carnivore Bacon Mayo Ingredients
The ingredients to make homemade carnivore mayo are simple - I bet you even have them in your kitchen right now. Here is what you will need:
- Egg - You need to use an egg to make this keto bacon mayo. I use a raw egg in the recipe. I don’t have an issue adding raw eggs to the recipe (I mean if Rocky can do it, why can't I?!:-), but if you are concerned about eating raw eggs, buy pasteurized eggs. They are sold in the egg section of the grocery store.
- Mustard - You may not love the flavour of mustard but when it comes to making homemade carnivore mayo mustard adds a bit of flavour, but it also helps to keep the mayonnaise stable.
- Vinegar or lemon juice - Not only does a little acid like wine vinegar, champagne vinegar, and lemon juice add incredible flavour to the mayonnaise, but it also helps to stabilize the mixture.
- Oil - You can not possibly make keto bacon mayo with the bacon! Since all bacon grease will taste differently and have varying levels of salt and flavour, I suggest making the mayo first and then stirring additional salt, pepper or any other spices. Also, make sure that your bacon grease in is liquid form and not solid.
How to Make Carnivore Mayo
There are a few ways to make mayonnaise. I like to use my immersion blender but you can also use a food processor with the small bowl attachment. You can not use a large food processor bowl until you decide to triple this recipe as there are not enough ingredients for the large bowl.
How to Make Carnivore Mayo in an Immersion Blender
This is my favourite way of making keto carnivore bacon mayo since I can easily make small quantities. Also, an immersion blender (or stick blender) is relatively inexpensive so if you do not have one, I highly suggest investing in one!
To make this carnivore recipe using an immersion blender, all you have to do is:
- Place the entire egg (make sure that it is at room temperature!) in the immersion blender bowl.
- Heat the bacon grease so that it is in liquid form, but not too hot that it will cook the egg - pour the bacon grease into the container with the egg. Add in any additional ingredients.
- Using the "cup" of the immersion blender, cover the egg yolk by placing the immersion blender over the egg yolk, making sure that the blender is hitting the bottom of the container, trapping the egg yolk.
- While holding the immersion blender against the bottom of the container, turn the blender on
- Allow the bacon grease to slowly be pulled into the egg yolk and then slowly lift the immersion blender away from the bottom of the contain.
- Blend until all the ingredients have been combined
- Taste the mixture and stir in additional flavours, spices or salt and pepper to suit your taste.
How to Make Carnivore Mayo in a Food Processor
To make this carnivore recipe in a food processor, follow these instructions:
- Attach the small bowl of the food processor to the base
- Add the egg to the bowl of your food processor and process for about 20 seconds.
- Add in the mustard, vinegar, and salt then process for another 20 seconds.
- Slowly add the oil, in tiny drops, until about a quarter of the oil has been added. Adding the oil slowly is important. If you were to dump it all in at once, you’d have mayonnaise soup!
- Taste the mayonnaise and adjust with additional salt and vinegar or lemon juice.
I love this classic mayonnaise as-is, but love it even more when I make it my own. I almost always add a squeeze of lemon juice to brighten things up a little. I love how fresh it makes it taste. Fresh herbs, roasted garlic, chipotle, Sriracha or curry powder are all amazing options, as well.
Can I use tallow for making this carnivore mayo?
If using tallow the result will be much harder than if using the other fats. Try doubling the egg or add more vinegar or mustard.
Do I have to use raw eggs to make mayonnaise?
Eggs are essential for making mayonnaise. However, if you are concerned about using raw eggs, consider buying and using pasteurized eggs which have been cleaned.
Do I need have to use mustard?
You can make homemade mayonnaise without mustard, but remember that mustard is one of the fail-safes we have added to our recipe to encourage emulsification.
My mayonnaise won’t thicken, what am I doing wrong?
If you are using an immersion blender, you probably did not trap the egg yolk down properly and therefore the oil was added too quickly. The same thing happens in a food processor if the oil is added too quickly.
Why is my carnivore mayo thin?
Since we are starting with warm bacon grease, the mayo will be thin at first but will firm once you let it rest in the fridge for an hour or two.
How long does homemade mayonnaise last?
Here’s the thing, homemade mayo will last as long as your eggs would have lasted. A good rule of thumb is that mayo will keep covered in the fridge up to a week to 10 days, but you might find that it lasts a little longer depending on the freshness of your eggs.
More Keto Carnivore Recipes
These are my favourite keto carnivore recipes:
How to use Keto Carnivore Bacon Mayo
I like to use this homemade carnivore mayo as a dip for the following:
- 1 whole egg (room temperature).
- 1 cup of leftover bacon grease (or any animal fat such as butter, lard, duck fat, chicken fat, etc)
- 1 tsp Mustard
- 1 tsp Lemon juice or Apple Cider Vinegar
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- Optional - 1-2 drops liquid stevia
- Warm the bacon grease so that it is in a liquid state but not too hot - if it is too hot, allow it to cool to room temperature.
- In the bowl of the immersion blender, add the egg. Pour the bacon grease over the egg. Add remaining ingredients.
- Firmly press the immersion blender to the bottom of the container, making sure to trap the egg yolk.
- Turn the blender on without moving it. After about 30 seconds, slowly lift the immersion blender, allowing the remaining ingredients to be blended into the mayo.
- Fully remove the blender and taste the mayo. Stir in additional ingredients (I like to add a couple of drops of liquid stevia!) to suit your taste.
- Place the mayo in the fridge to firm, 1-2 hours.
- It may look runny like salad dressing at first but it will firm up to a mayo like texture within a couple of hours or so after being refrigerated
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Sauce, Sides
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: Carnivore, Keto, Low Carb
- Diet: Gluten Free
- Serving Size: 1 tbsp
- Calories: 80
- Sugar: 0
- Fat: 8.8
- Carbohydrates: 0
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0.3
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