Episode 8: Ham and Banana Hollandaise


In this episode, I make a recipe from the McCall’s Recipe Card Index called “Ham and Bananas Hollandaise” and talk about the history and science of hollandaise.  You can probably predict how the recipe turned out.  This episode is a cautionary tale about the follies of recipe card authors.

Learn from my mistakes: do not make this recipe.
But if you do make the recipe, please share your experience on my Facebook page.
They look so innocent sitting there in their baking dish.
After 15 minutes in the oven, there is little hint of what a monstrosity this dish actually is.
A puddle of banana flavored water started to form under the banana.  It was the banana weeping about what became of its life.