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Hollandaise Sauce


Are you looking for a perfect Hollandaise Sauce? This amazing Hollandaise sauce is one of the five most important sauces in French cuisine!

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2 egg yolk(s) medium eggs
4 ounces butter 100 grams
2 tablespoons water lukewarm
2 tablespoons white wine you can use lemon juice instead
to taste salt
to taste pepper

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2.5 g
1.8 g
17.5 g
0 g
127 mg
2.5 g
42 mg
1.5 g
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      About the Recipe


      Are you looking for a perfect Hollandaise Sauce? This amazing Hollandaise sauce is one of the five most important sauces in French cuisine and consists of egg yolks, butter, white wine or lemon juice, and water whisked to creamy perfection over low heat. This sauce is the typical sauce in many restaurants for breakfast. Suppose you have never tried hollandaise sauce with poached eggs you definitely should. It is so-so good!

      Breakfast options with hollandaise sauce

      Let’s start with poached eggs. They are so soft and delicate, they are a perfect match with a crusty piece of bread or toast. You may toast your bread, make a poached egg and top it with a sauce. If you want to make a special brunch for your loved one you may add a few pieces of smoked salmon or cured salmon. Cured salmon is my favorite, and I make it at home often, so I will share my super easy recipe here. So stay tuned! 🙂

      Secondly, if you are not a big fan of poached eggs, you can prepare an omellete and add a few spoons of sauce on top of the omellete. It will taste great, too.

      Also, a sunny-looking egg with toasty bread is also a great option. You can add sliced fresh avocado and pour hollandaise sauce on top. Yum!

      Lunch alternatives with hollandaise sauce

      If we start talking about hollandaise sauce for lunch meals, we will find dozens of the most delicious and good-looking pairing recipes. But, I will pick a few.

      If you love asparagus or green beans, you can blanch, pan-fry, or oven-bake them and then serve them with a fresh bowl of sauce. These vegetables are very simple to cook and only take 10 minutes from start to finish. To make it prettier, I personally love to pour the sauce into small sauce bowls and then serve it on a big plate with a meal. Asparagus goes well with salmon and beefsteak. Green beans go well with egg-crusted chicken breast.

      Another option is boiled potatoes. You only need to boil small baby potatoes for 15-20 minutes and then serve them with spring onions, butter, and dill or parsley. Serve hollandaise sauce on top of them. Yum!

      Is it hard to make the hollandaise sauce?

      No, the recipe is pretty easy. Gather all your ingredients on a table and start cooking.

      Too thick hollandaise?

      If you have noticed that the hollandaise sauce is too thick you may add one or two tbsp of warm water and whisk it again.

      Hollandaise Sauce in a bowl with a full spoon of sauce.


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      1 min

      Gather ingredients

      2 fresh eggs, 2 tbsp white wine or lemon juice, 2 tbsp water, 4 oz (100 g) butter.

      1 min

      Separate eggs

      Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Store the whites in a glass jar in the fridge for another recipe.

      3 min

      Add egg yolks to saucepan

      Add the egg yolks to a small saucepan with 2 tbsp of water, 2 tbsp of white wine or lemon juice, and whisk until well combined.

      1 min

      Add butter

      Add 4 oz of soft butter to the egg mixture.

      3 min

      Make sauce

      Place the small saucepan with the egg yolk mixture over a pan of hot water without allowing the water to touch the bowl. The steam will heat it.
      Whisk the mixture constantly. As the butter melts, it will get a little frothy. Continue whisking constantly for about 3 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken then immediately remove from heat. It should be thick enough. If it is too thick you can add a little bit of warm water and whisk it again.

      1 min

      Season Sauce

      Season with salt and crushed pepper. Serve right away or cover to keep warm. If the sauce gets too thick, whisk in a teaspoon of luke warm water to loosen it up.



      Your Hollandaise Sauce is ready. Enjoy!



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