An easy to make mock hollandaise sauce recipe, that is full of flavour and can be made in mere minutes. The keto friendly mock hollandaise sauce is perfect on eggs, veggies and even steak.
A deceptively simple and delicious mock hollandaise sauce
This mock hollandaise sauce was also part of the Summer Brunch menu feast. If you want an easy to follow recipes, that work well together, give it a try!
One of the things I love about weekends is getting to make breakfast for my family. During the week, I’m usually out the door as they are waking up, so it isn’t a family affair. On the weekend, however, things are more relaxed and we can sit around the table a bit longer. Well, as long as little people’s attention can bare to sit at the table!
My oldest and I love eggs benedict, and if we ever go out for breakfast it what we are likely to order. He is great, as he will try anything at least once to see how he likes it. Plus, he is very adept at cracking eggs! One morning, he asked if we could have eggs benedict for breakfast. This posed a problem, as I A: didn’t have butter and B: didn’t want to make a ton of sauce for only two people.
I remembered many years ago stumbling across a recipe for a mock hollandaise sauce, which used cheddar and mayo. For a life of me, I cannot remember where I read this, and I have searched and searched (sidenote: if you know where I might have found this, let me know so I can give credit!). In any case, I came up with my version.
First, over a double boiler, I added 100 grams of grated medium cheddar plus 100g of mayonnaise. Slowly the heat from the double boiler will melt the cheddar and the mayo into a lovely sauce. From there I added a bit of Dijon mustard for extra flavour, a small splash of maple syrup for a just a hint of sweetness and then some white wine vinegar to help thin out the sauce and give just a bit of tang.
The result was lip-smacking good, and both Thing 1 and I gladly gobbled it down on our eggs. Also, because this mock hollandaise sauce has no eggs you can still enjoy it if you have an egg allergy.
Need a lot of poached eggs? Check out these five ways to poach eggs for a crowd.
The Tools You Need
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From the Basics
The Extra Bit
- Heatproof bowl to use as a double boiler
Is this mock hollandaise sauce keto friendly?
I’m not an expert here, but I’m informed that this mock hollandaise sauce is very keto friendly. Just don’t add the maple syrup to reduce the carbs.
What can you use mock hollandaise sauce on?
So many combinations are delicious. The classic eggs benedict has a poached egg with ham on an English muffin. It is also good with spinach (Eggs Royale) or Asparagus. If you want to be fancy, put a poached egg on some well-marinated steak for steak and eggs and pour the mock hollandaise sauce over top. It is amazing.
If you want to be a bit more experimental, swap your eggs benedict for a Southern Fried chicken version. You can read about it in the Summer Brunch Feast (LINK). There you get the richness from the egg and sauce, but also heat from the southern fried chicken. It will change how you look at eggs benedict.
What can you add to hollandaise sauce
It is so fun to experiment in the kitchen, and you can easily do so with this mock hollandaise sauce recipe. For some hollandaise sauce variations, you could add some fresh cracked black pepper for an added perk. For the more adventurous, I’d stir in a teaspoon of chipotle pepper paste for more of a tex-
What should the quality of ingredients be?
The quality of your food is really important, and where possible you always want the food to be of higher welfare. Preferably organic and free-range. I love visiting farmers markets, but not everyone has these around. So here are some easy suggestions to get you eating more healthily:
In the UK, Riverford is a great source for both organic fruit and veg as well as higher welfare meats and eggs.
If you like this, try these
Make it special. Have coffee with a bit of Grand Marnier
I would suggest Morning Kitchen which you can listen at Total Feasts Music
Mock Hollandaise Sauce Recipe
Mock Hollandaise Sauce
- 100 grams Mayonnaise
- 100 grams Medium cheddar grated
- 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp Maple syrup
- 2 tsp White wine vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Paprika
- Create a double boiler by placing a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. To make your sauce, add in the mayo, medium cheddar, dijon mustard and paprika. Using a balloon whisk, slowly stir the ingredients together.
- As the heat melts the cheese, keep whisking until there are no lumps and you have a smooth sauce. Then add the white wine vinegar, 1 tsp at a time. You want to make sure the sauce is smooth and slightly runny, but try as you add as the vinegar will change the taste profile. Take this off the heat (don’t toss the water!!) and cover and wrap in a clean towel to keep warm.