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3 egg yolks
dash of nutmeg
dash of cayenne
1 teaspoon (more/less to taste) lemon juice
2 sticks of salted butter
How To Prepare:
Put all ingredients but the butter in a blender. In a microwave safe dish, melt the butter to bubbling. Immediately start the blender and begin to add the butter in a very thin stream through the hole for the little removable insert. (Use your hand to cover all but the half inch square between your thumb and forefinger that you're pouring through. It will pop up all over as it blends. Your palm will be covered when you finish, but that's easier to wash than your counter and cabinets for four feet in every direction.) Have patience with this because the more slowly you add it, the better it will emulsify. It may take a full minute or two, but it's better than madly whisking it in over a double boiler hoping all the while that it emulsifies at all. Three notes: Don't add salt, the butter will add plenty! Fresh lemon juice makes a world of difference. You can play with adding a few drops of water to get a thinner consistency if you desire.