Easy Paleo Ghee Hollandaise Sauce

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Ghee Hollandaise is one of those sauces to splurge on, perfect for a special brunch or a party with friends.

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I personally think a Tuesday is reason enough to make one, but that’s up to you to decide. I’m giving you two methods to make the Ghee Hollandaise – the blender is faster than the double boiler – but they both rely on the scientific concept of an emulsion. 

What is Hollandaise?

Emulsions like Hollandaise are a type of mixtures where you force two liquids that normally wouldn’t go together to mix. Mayo and vinaigrette are other examples of emulsions. The key to an emulsion is to add the fat – the ghee in this case – very slowly while blending or whisking so the emulsion won’t “break” or separate.

You must be patient. Smile. Breathe. Hum your favorite tune.

How to Make Ghee Hollandaise

I employed my Vitamix for the job, but you can use a low tech whisk. Expect to get an arm workout, but by no means is a fancy blender necessary. In fact, I think this method is one of the ways they torture culinary students.

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Use high-quality ghee – grass-fed organic butter that’s already been clarified – which is normally how you’d make Hollandaise. The result’s rich and buttery and ah-may-zing. YUM. Read more about ghee in Ghee: What is This Healthy Fat?.

It’s easy to double this recipe for a larger crowd.

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Easy Paleo Ghee Hollandaise Sauce

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 1815 kcal
Author: Steph Gaudreau

This Ghee Hollandaise is creamy, rich and works for paleo & Whole30. A high-speed blender makes it come together in a flash!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup melted ghee
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper or dash hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Gently melt the ghee in the microwave or on the stove top. It shouldn’t be boiling hot.
  2. Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper in the blender or Vitamix.
  3. Start the blender on low and run for about 30 seconds. Now…SLOWLY drizzle the melted ghee into the blender through the hole in the the lid. You must go slow or the emulsion will separate and get soupy.
  4. Once all the ghee is added and the Hollandaise has thickened, you’re done. Scrape it out and use on eggs, roasted veggies, a juicy steak…whatever your heart desires.
  5. Will keep for a couple days in the fridge though it will harden when it cools. Very, very gently warm in the microwave if desired. If you nuke it, the egg yolk will cook.
  6. Gently melt the ghee in the microwave or on the stove top. It shouldn’t be boiling hot.
  7. Place a small sauce pan on the stove with a very small amount of water at the bottom (less than an inch). Heat until simmering. Turn the heat to low.
  8. In a small bowl (I prefer glass) that the bottom fits into the sauce pan, whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice until the yolks get pale and frothy.
  9. Now put the bowl into the sauce pan. Voila! Double boiler.
  10. With the heat on low (LOW), whisk the egg yolks while SLOWLY drizzling the melted ghee into the bowl. Go slow or your emulsion will separate.
  11. Once all the ghee is added and the Hollandaise has thickened, you’re done. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and whisk in the salt and cayenne. Serve over eggs, roasted veggies, a juicy steak…whatever your heart desires.
  12. Will keep for a couple days in the fridge though it will harden when it cools. Very, very gently warm in the microwave if desired. If you nuke it, the egg yolk will cook.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Paleo Ghee Hollandaise Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1815 Calories from Fat 1782
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 198g 305%
Saturated Fat 118g 590%
Cholesterol 1242mg 414%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 20.8%
Vitamin C 14.1%
Calcium 9.3%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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