I have always loved Hollandaise sauce but was so intimidated by it.  My thought was that it was just to fancy for me to make.  Then about a year ago a friend of mine whipped us up some in moments.  I was astounded.  How? What? Why?  It looked so easy.  It did take me a few tries as I didn't whisk the entire time or was distracted or didn't have all the ingredients ready and handy.  Learn from my mistakes. Now, the one other thing that will really make a difference in your sauce is your ingredients, use real butter (unsalted), real lemon juice and fresh eggs.  Again, these were mistakes that I made.
Now, you don't have to cook bacon or ham, you don't even have to have a english muffin.  Here I present a few different ways to eat it.  Instead of the corn tortilla, use wilted spinach it is just as good.
Serves: 1


Recipe:


1 Egg
Ham or Bacon (or even Peppered Spam)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Corn Tortilla (Gluten Free)

Optional:  Fresh Basil, 1-2 leafs, Cayenne Pepper, wilted spinach


Hollandaise Sauce

1 Egg Yolk
1 TBSP Butter
1 TBSP Hot Water
1 tsp Lemon Juice

Small sauce pan, small glass or metal bowl that will fit in sauce pan but not all the way.  It just needs to touch the simmering water in the sauce pan (see picture)

Wire whisk

Hollandaise sauce comes together very quickly once you start to cook it.  First, get the water simmering  but not boiling for the sauce and set your bowl in it so that it gets hot.  Make sure all ingredients are ready and handy.  
Then get the pan ready for your fried or poached egg.  I have made it with an easy over egg, fried egg and a poached egg.  One thing that I do, I whip the egg white with some fresh basil and cook it at the same time as my other egg so that it doesn't go to waste.

Put the butter in the bowl over the simmering water and let it melt.
Once it is melted start your other egg (poached, fried etc.)
Put the tablespoon hot water in with the butter (I just scoop out a tablespoon from the simmering water)
Whisk briefly
This is where it comes together very quickly!
Put in the lemon juice and whisk briefly
Your egg yolk should be ready in a small bowl
Add about a tablespoon of the butter mixture to the yolk and whisk
Do this again 
Now add this to the butter mixture and whisk, don't stop.
It should only take about 15 seconds for it to thicken
Remove from heat.
Plate and serve.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
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Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com. Based on sauce from above plus 1 poached egg, 1 slice bacon, 1 corn tortilla
 


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