Baconnaise Recipe

Note: Read about making animal-fat mayonnaise for a full recap on the science behind these recipes. The jarred mayonnaise added to the food processor at the start makes it easier to create a more stable emulsion. If you are an experienced mayonnaise-maker who has no problems with mayonnaise breaking on you, you may omit the jarred mayonnaise. The mayonnaise can also be made in a bowl with a whisk. This mayonnaise can be made with vegetable oil in place of the rendered animal fat - though flavor will suffer.

Recipe Details

Baconnaise Recipe

Prep 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup rendered bacon fat, melted

  • 3/4 cup canola oil

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon water, plus more to correct consistency

  • Lemon juice to taste

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 strips crisp bacon, crumbled

  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, finely sliced (optional)


  1. Combine bacon fat and canola oil in 2-cup liquid measuring cup. Whisk to combine.

  2. Add egg yolks, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and water to bowl of food processor. Run processor for 5 seconds to combine. Scrape down sides of processor bowl with rubber spatula. With processor running, slowly drizzle fat into bowl in a thin, steady stream, stopping and scraping down sides as necessary. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste, and adjust consistency with water until thick, smooth, and creamy, but not mouth-coatingly waxy. Stir in cumbled bacon bits and sliced scallions, if using. Store in refrigerator in air-tight container for up to two weeks.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
407 Calories
44g Fat
0g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 407
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 53mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)