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A Classic Asparagus Upgrade!
We can never get tired of asparagus but just in case you are – here’s a twist. Pair a few roasted asparagus spears with some creamy and zesty Hollandaise sauce and you’ve got a fun new low carb side. Easy Hollandaise Asparagus!
We always thought Hollandaise sauce was a fancy sauce with a difficult prep but we think we’ve simplified it. It can’t get easier! The sauce itself has just a few ingredients and they’re definitely sitting in your fridge right now. What self-respecting keto-er doesn’t have eggs and butter, right? Since setting up a double boiler is a hassle and takes forever to cook egg yolks, we just throw everything into a tiny sauce pan and cook it on low heat. We got a single egg pan and it worked great for this job. Just make sure your flame is on the lowest setting and whisk constantly. You can always add a bit of water if you find your sauce has cooked a bit too much.
And while you’re prepping the sauce, your asparagus is either pan frying or roasting! It’s all pretty straight forward so give it a try and let us know what you think!
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Macros per 10 spears: • 150 Calories • 13g of Fat • 3g of Protein • 2g of Net Carbs
Set the asparagus to roast on a greased baking sheet for about 10-15 minutes or until desired doneness. You can also fry it for about 5 minutes.
To make the Hollandaise sauce, whisk your egg yolks until they're a bit paler in color. Whisk in lemon juice and set over a low flame in a small pan (or you can use a double boiler).
Stir the egg yolks until thickened and start adding a cube or 2 of butter at a time, whisking until each is combined in the sauce.
Season Hollandaise with salt, pepper and a dash of cayenne to taste. If your sauce is too thick, add a teaspoon of water at a time until it's the right consistency.
Once the asparagus is cooked, drizzle some Hollandaise over and enjoy!
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Vicky started Tasteaholics in 2015 with her boyfriend, Rami, hoping to document all their low carb cooking adventures. She lives in NYC and her favorite food is steak and lava cake. She enjoys photography, travel, cooking, working out, cats & Harry Potter. She loves sharing her knowledge, cooking tips and creative dishes with all of Tasteaholics’ readers.