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Easy Hollandaise Sauce

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Make your own creamy hollandaise sauce, then put it on eggs benedict, asparagus and more. This easy recipe makes it approachable and doable.

Saucepan with hollandaise sauce in it with platter of hollandaise topped asparagus in background.

      Hollandaise sauce is one of those things that seems a bit intimidating to make.  I am not sure why.  Maybe it is just the separating of the eggs?  

Or the fact that it is French and therefore hard?!  The funny thing is, it is really quite easy to make.  

It just takes a few ingredients and a couple of minutes.  It is certainly not a low-fat food, but every once in a while you just have to treat yourself!  

The only special equipment you will need is an immersion blender.  If you don’t have one, you can do the same thing in your blender.  You just need to have the ability to be blending while drizzling in the butter.

    This is one of those quintessential fancy brunch foods that is necessary for a perfect eggs Benedict.  But it is also great over asparagus at any time of the day!  

Wait until you see the fun twist I used this batch for.  You absolutely HAVE to see tomorrow’s post if you are a Hollandaise fan, or a brunch fan or just a delicious food fan!

small saucepan of creamy pale yellow hollandaise sauce.
Yield: 24 Servings

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

eggs benedict tarts with homemade hollandaise drizzled over the top.

Make your own creamy hollandaise sauce, then put it on eggs benedict, asparagus and more. This easy recipe makes it approachable and doable.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 T water
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 dash cayenne
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Melt butter completely, but do not allow to brown.
  2. In a vessel with a widemouth jar or medium bowl, use and immersion blender to mix the yolks, water, lemon juice and cayenne.
  3. With the immersion blender still running, slowly drizzle in hot butter until completely emulsified. Adjust salt and lemon content to your taste.
  4. Serve immediately or hold for a short time by placing the bowl of hollandaise into a larger bowl of slightly warm water until ready to serve. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Sunday 17th of April 2016

Carlee, I have never made Hollandaise before, and you are right that I thought it would be too hard! It's so good on asparagus, throw on a few blueberries and I'm in heaven! I'm going to try this, thanks for sharing and encouraging me to try new things!

Carlee

Sunday 17th of April 2016

How interesting, I would have never thought to throw blueberries on hollandaise and asparagus! I hope you do give it a go!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 15th of April 2016

I just realized I have never made Hollandaise for my husband, which means he has probably never had it. Looks like I will need to made your Eggs Benedict for him sooner than I was thinking :)

Carlee

Friday 15th of April 2016

This was my husband's first time trying it too! He's a fan, but my little guy is an even bigger fan!

Angela

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

Yum, this looks lovely! Pinned & Yummed :-)

Carlee

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

Thank you!

Unknown

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Love how easy and yummy this sounds!! Pinned! :)

Carlee

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Thank you! It is so much easier than it seems like it should be and it is perfect for veggies and decadents breakfasts.

Andrea Nine

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

This was perfect timing girlie! As you may have read on the blog I had eggs Benedict for the first time last weekend and people are asking me if I made it home and got in a restaurant. I would have no clue how to make the sauce but now I do! I'm so excited!

Carlee

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

I was thinking of you when I was getting this post ready. I think we actually had our Hollandaise experience the same weekend. Just wait until you see what it goes on tomorrow!

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