Easy Hollandaise

I can already hear you thinking: “But isn’t all that butter and egg going to clog my arteries?”. The answer to that in a nutshell is, NO. Without diving too deep into the world of nutrition science, I want you to know that saturated fat is not inherently unhealthy.
It is what we eat saturated fat WITH that can make a big difference, in this case; refined carbohydrates.

So, if you have a bunch of hollandaise, eggs and bacon with some english muffins and a load of white potatoes sauteed in canola oil, then yes, you can worry about impacting your cholesterol in a negative way. But hollandaise with eggs, steak, bacon and sauteed kale however, should not be a concern. If you want to learn more about cholesterol and diet, I posted a story on Instagram at @realfoodcoaching that takes a deeper dive into this stuff. But for now, let’s stay on point and talk about food….

I have made eggs bennies multiple times since going Paleo, and I can tell you, the options are endless. You can serve them on zucchini fritters, spaghetti squash, or as shown here, some steak and a giant pile of sauteed kale.

I love my hollandaise with fresh herbs, particularly french tarragon and chives, and have also thrown in some fresh dill at times when I make smoked salmon eggs bennies. It’s a choose your own adventure kind of breakfast.

Here’s how you make the hollandaise and what you will need for it:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp of fresh lemon, divided
  • 1 tsp of dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp of good salt, either himalayan or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of ghee (or butter if not sensitive to it)
  • fresh herbs of your choice, I recommend french tarragon and/or chives or fresh dill if making smoked salmon bennies *optional

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Melt ghee or butter either in a pan on low heat or in the microwave.
  2. Combine egg yolks, dijon, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and salt in a high speed blender or immersion blender.
  3. With the pour spout of the blender open, slowly stream the melted ghee or butter into the mix as the blender is running.
  4. Add the remaining lemon juice and blend again. transfer to a bowl and manually add in the chopped fresh herbs if desired.
  5. Serve with poached eggs, bacon, steak, sauteed greens, or whatever else your heart desires.
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