This Hollandaise sauce recipe will give you a rich creamy sauce used mainly as an accompaniment for fish, asparagus and egg dishes. It is so delicious and will make a wonderful meal for your family and is perfect for entertaining.
The French are famous for their sauces and it is no wonder! With a sauce like this you can transform your fish or egg dishes within minutes and have a dish to be proud of.
It is easy to make but it is a sauce that does not like to be heated too much so don't allow it to come to a boil. Once you have mastered this sauce you will have a sauce for many wonderful French dishes. It is a favorite to add to your repertoire!
Try this gorgeous sauce with Dover Sole or Lemon Sole as a quick and easy fish dish; it is just sublime.
For an easy hors d'oeuvres serve it with
asparagus as in the picture above it is delicious - you may want more than one
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 tbsp of water
salt and white pepper
8 tbsp (1/2 cup/4 oz) unsalted butter or clarified butter for best results, cut into 1 tbsp (½ oz) pieces (Take
from refrigerator about an hour before use)
Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, water and the
salt (just a pinch) and pepper in a bowl.
Place the bowl over a pan of hot water (or use a double boiler), which is just hot and not boiling. Do not let the water in the pan touch the bottom of the bowl, or the eggs will simply scramble.
Whisk the mixture until it thickens to a creamy consistency and remove from the heat.
Add the butter, one piece at a time and whisk until each piece is completely incorporated. This is important as it may curdle if you put large pieces in. Some prefer to melt the butter first so try that and see which method you prefer.
TOP TIP #1: Never allow the sauce to overheat or boil.
TOP TIP #2: If your sauce is too thick, simply thin it with a few drops of water.
You will now have a delicious creamy Hollandaise sauce.
Don't just see this as a sauce for special occasions: you can make it and add it to many everyday dishes just to add that extra something.
It is lovely simply poured over broccoli or whatever you want to try it with.
Make this hollandaise sauce recipe for your very own favorite foods, so comforting and so much better than anything in a jar!