Cookbook:Mock Béarnaise Sauce

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Mock Béarnaise Sauce



  1. Chop the shallot or onion slice very finely.
  2. Add the fresh tarragon and continue chopping until the tarragon is fairly fine, OR
    1. Put 2 tablespoons of water in a microwaveable measuring cup or small bowl.
    2. Stir in the dried tarragon, pepper and onion powder and microwave for about 6 seconds.
    3. Remove from microwave and set aside.
  3. Soften the butter in a microwave oven, stopping the oven every five seconds to mash and stir the butter until it is very soft but not liquid.
  4. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, microwave the mayonnaise for 5 seconds.
  5. Remove from the microwave and beat in the butter a teaspoonful at a time.
  6. Add the tarragon and onion and stir in.
  7. Test the temperature and if it is not warm enough, heat it for 6 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring each time. Do not overheat or it might separate; it should be warm not hot.

The same method may be used to make a mock hollandaise sauce, omitting the herbs and adding a teaspoonful of lemon juice.