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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 157.0
  • Total Fat: 15.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 235.4 mg
  • Sodium: 90.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g

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Quick Microwave Hollandaise Sauce

Submitted by: FREEBIRDMOM

Introduction

Hollandaise sauce is a wonderful naturally low-carb topping for omelets and quiches as well as Eggs Benedict, broccoli, asparagus, Veal Oscar, and many other foods. Making one the traditional way (double-boiler) is really not necessary. You can make hollandaise sauce for one person in less than 5 minutes using ready-at-hand ingredients, utensils and a bit of microwave cookery know-how. Hollandaise sauce is a wonderful naturally low-carb topping for omelets and quiches as well as Eggs Benedict, broccoli, asparagus, Veal Oscar, and many other foods. Making one the traditional way (double-boiler) is really not necessary. You can make hollandaise sauce for one person in less than 5 minutes using ready-at-hand ingredients, utensils and a bit of microwave cookery know-how.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 TBSP Butter
    1 Large Egg Yolk
    1 tsp Lemon Juice
    White Pepper - To taste

Directions

This makes one serving of Hollandaise Sauce.

If butter is cold, zap it in the microwave for no more than 5-7 seconds per tablespoon. Use the coffee cup for 1-2 servings and a larger glass bowl if making hollandaise sauce for 3 or more. (Butter is preferred over margarine in low-carb diets.)

Separate the egg and add the egg yolk to the butter.

Stir the egg yolk and butter together thoroughly with a fork if making 1-2 servings. If making more (and using a bowl), use a whisk.

After the above is thoroughly fluffed up, add lemon juice. For one serving, I recommend starting with a teaspoon per serving. More can always be added when tasting the hollandaise sauce later, but it cannot be taken away.

Lemon juice is also low-carb and the kind found in plastic lemons works perfectly well, but you can also quickly cut open a lemon and squeeze fresh lemon juice over your fork (to strain the seeds) to get the quantity needed for 1-2 servings.

Add the white pepper to the hollandaise sauce, if desired.

Insert cup into microwave and turn on the microwave for 30 seconds. When the timer shows 22 seconds or so, open the door (this should pause the microwave), remove the cup and stir the hollandaise sauce vigorously with the fork, estimating how much of the yolk has begun to cook. At this stage, the butter should be thoroughly melted and the sauce liquidy.

Return the cup to the microwave with the hollandaise sauce and un-pause the microwave by pressing "Start" again. Allow only about 7-9 seconds to pass, then repeat: open the microwave, remove the cup and stir the hollandaise sauce vigorously. Continue to stir and cook until the hollandaise sauce is light and fluffy, but still pourable, shortening the times between stirring.

Taste, adjust seasonings of lemon and pepper (add butter if too lemony, add lemon if not enough lemon "zest," add pepper for depth of flavor), then pour over food and enjoy your delicious low-carb hollandaise sauce!

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FREEBIRDMOM.






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  • I made this recipe for one serving as stated in my 1000 watt microwave and only needed about 20-25 seconds cooking time. Turned out delicious. For eggs benedict (2 english muffin halves), recommend doubling the recipe. Will make this again! - 10/7/12

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  • I added a tiny bit of dried parsley into mine. Make sure to watch it closely as it doesn't take long to cook! I doubled the recipe and it didn't even take 30 seconds to cook. - 12/20/10

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  • How creative, Freebirdmom! Thanks for the awesome recipe. - 5/10/10

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