Classic Hollandaise Sauce

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Hollandaise Sauce

A rich, creamy hollandaise sauce makes the perfect accompaniment to so many dishes from a classic eggs benedict, an upscaled salmon eggs benedict to fish or roasted asparagus. It’s such a simple sauce to make as well and one that every home cook can easily master. Managing the temperature while making the hollandaise sauce is really the key.

Here’s how I make mine.

Hollandaise Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Hollandaise sauce makes a classic, rich creamy sauce to pair with so many dishes from poached eggs to asparagus.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into 8 pieces

Instructions 

  • Add egg yolks, vinegar, and cream to a glass bowl.
  • Whisk until very well combined and have nearly doubled in volume.
  • Add salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Place glass bowl over a small saucepan with water.
  • Do not let the glass bowl touch the water.
  • Bring the water in the saucepan to a low simmer.
  • Beat sauce with wire whisk until contents reach the consistency of a thick cream.
  • Turn off heat and add butter to the sauce, whisking until creamy.
  • Pour into a serving container.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 817IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

What are your favorite dishes to serve with hollandaise sauce?

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5 Comments

  1. Jamie | My Baking Addiction says:

    I have not had hollandaise in ages! This looks like the perfect recipe to change all that! Beautiful!

  2. Wenderly says:

    What a sweet little cup.

    And that sauce looks just gorgeous!

  3. Yuri says:

    Hollandaise sauce. Eggs benedict. HEAVEN!

  4. Amanda says:

    Just beautuful! I have never made one… would love to try yours!

  5. merry jennifer says:

    I really should get over my fear of making Hollandaise sauce. I think it’s just a fear of sauces in general. Gah.
    Yours looks lovely. 🙂