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