Ham & Banana Hollandaise

by Barry Lewis


6 medium bananas
60ml cup lemon juice
6 thin slices ham
3 tablespoons mustard
2 packets of hollandaise sauce mix
65ml light cream

In this video, we look at the heavily requested 1970’s vintage recipe cards – this one being the rather weird sounding ham and banana hollandaise. This recipe is from McCall’s great American recipe collection and is very strange sounding indeed, but something about it made me want to give it a go and see what the family think too! Enjoy… and oh yeah, my wife gave me a mohawk by accident!

Here are the steps straight from the card if you want to try this out!

1. Preheat oven to 400F/200c/180 fan. Lightly butter a shallow baking dish big enough to fit in the bananas.

2. Peel bananas; sprinkle each with 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, to prevent darkening.

3. Spread ham slices with mustard. Wrap each banana in slice of ham. Arrange in single layer in casserole. Bake for 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, make sauce: In small saucepan, combine sauce mix with 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and cream. Heat, stirring, to boiling; pour over bananas. Bake 5 minutes longer, or until slightly golden.