Cookbook:Mock Béarnaise Sauce

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Mock Béarnaise Sauce

IngredientsEdit

ProcedureEdit

  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.