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Easy Hollandaise Sauce

|Easy Hollandaise Sauce

How do you get enough fat on a low-carb diet? Making hollandaise sauce is one of the best ways to add healthy fats to your meals. Simply serve it over eggs or meat, fish or cooked vegetables. As some of you may know, I've been I've working on a detailed guide to fat fast (update: you can now find all you need to know about fat fast here) and Hollandaise will be one of the crucial ingredients in meals suitable for the fat fast!

Although you can find many recipes for Hollandaise on the Internet, many of them require special tools. My approach is simple, and you won't have to use a thermometer or any special methods. I've been making Hollandaise this way for years and it has never clumped.

It's also one of the many recipes recently added to the KetoDiet apps as part of 62 new recipes. The new version is pending approval and will be in the AppStore soon.

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Nutritional values (per serving):

1.5 grams 0 grams 3.1 grams 29 grams 17.1 grams 274 calories
Total Carbs1.5grams
Fiber0grams
Net Carbs1.5grams
Protein3.1grams
Fat29grams
of which Saturated17.1grams
Energy274kcal
Potassium & Magnesiumtrace

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (2.1%), protein (4.4%), fat (93.5%)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving):

  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 1 large egg yolk, free-range or organic
  • ¼ tsp dijon mustard (my recipe for home-made mustard is here)
  • juice from ¼ lemon (~ 1 tbsp)
  • pinch salt or more to taste
  • ½ tbsp water or more if too thick

Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

Instructions:

  1. Make sure all the ingredients have reached room temperature. Separate the egg white from the egg yolk.
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  2. Slowly melt the butter (or ghee) in a water bath and keep it aside. It should be warm, not too hot. |Easy Hollandaise Sauce
  3. Mix the egg yolk with the water, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and salt. |Easy Hollandaise Sauce
  4. Fill a medium sauce pan with ~1 cup of water and bring to a boil. |Easy Hollandaise Sauce
  5. Keep on medium heat, place the bowl with the egg yolk mixture on top of the sauce pan and keep mixing. The water should not touch the bottom of the bowl. Keep mixing until it starts to thicken. |Easy Hollandaise Sauce
  6. Slowly pour the melted butter into the mixture until thick and creamy. Keep stirring at all times to avoid clumping. If the Hollandaise is too thick, add a splash of water. If it clumps, place in a blender and pulse until smooth. |Easy Hollandaise Sauce
  7. Serve immediately over poached eggs or baked salmon.
    Dijon mustard will give the Hollandaise bright yellow colour. You can use regular or even horseradish mustard, too.
    |Easy Hollandaise Sauce Do not reheat the Hollandaise or it will clump. If you only make it for yourself, prepare one serving at a time. Enjoy! |Easy Hollandaise Sauce

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I love all your recipes. Do you have a Keto "English" style muffin recipe that can be used to make "Eggs Benedict"?

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Thank you Hannah, you can try any of the bread recipes: ketodietapp.com/.../tagLowcarbBread&title=Lowcarb%20Bread
or this one is English Muffin in a mug: ketodietapp.com/.../quick-keto-mcmuffins

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it sounds yummy but can I make enough for a couple of days or is it 1 serving at a time?

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Hollandaise sauce is best when it's freshly made and my fear is that it would curdle and the fat would separate. Ot's difficult to reheat without breaking the texture.

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Just made this for the first time following your instructions. The sauce was a big success. Thanks for the foolproof method Smile

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I'm glad you liked it!

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I Love your website!! I am a newbie,, just started. Have been trying to keep track of all my totals. Have to do it old school, pen and paper. I don't have an Ipad to keep track. That would be wonderful. Ok, I was wondering in the total calorie for each item, is that where you put total energy? (I do keep track of fat, protein and net carbs) But I wanted to also make sure to keep my total calorie intake within my range. Could you help me?
Thanks

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Thank you Jackie! Yes, what is stated as "energy" in "kcal" is the calories per meal (serving). Hope this helps.

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Okay! That sauce was really good! Thank you.

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That's great, glad you liked it! Smile

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Pretty awesome! And I used the egg white in a smoothie Smile

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I keep the egg whites to make my keto buns - you should try them Smile ketodietapp.com/.../Ultimate-Keto-Buns

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It's wonderful recipe & delicious 😋

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Thank you!!

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Just made this and it was awesome!  Came together quite easily and very fast since you are only making a small amount. I will be making this again very soon!

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Thanks Kim, glad you liked it! Smile

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I made this today: it was really smooth because I used a whisk and not a spatula! and great over fish Smile but a bit too sour - can I reduce the lemon juice and add a bit more water?

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Hi Audi, yes, you can definitely use more water instead. I like it with more lemon juice but water works too Smile

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I love Hollandaise, more than mayo. ..steamed vegetables, fish, Benedict eggs-plus this sauce=so tasty!! Perfectly illustrated recipe, thanks Martina

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Thank you Orijeta, me too! Smile

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Can I use any other kind of oil? Will that work?

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I've heard people using coconut oil but I'm not sure if that will work. Let me know if you try it Smile

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